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Mark Makes it into PA School !

It was no real surprise to Gina and I that US News World report  ranked Orthodontists and Dentist as the  #1 and  #2 best jobs in the US for 2016.  The rankings are not based on income alone but on good jobs  that  challenge us, are a good match for our talents and skills, aren’t…

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37 years ago, I met a girl….

Today Gina and I celebrate our 33rd wedding anniversary. “I will spend an eternity loving you, caring for you, respecting you, showing you every day that I hold you as high as the stars.” What a busy weekend its been. On Friday, We saw Boz Scaggs and Michael McDonald in concert at the Mountain Winery…

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Mia Syn on “Your Carolina” this morning.

Our daughter who recently finished her RD certification is now a practicing Registered Nutritionist\Dietician. A Registered Dietitian (RD) is a trained nutrition professional who has met the strict educational and experiential standards set forth by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND). Also, with her Masters Degree in…

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Back to Yosemite

Its been over three years since we camped on the valley floor of Yosemite.  Gina and I lucked out and got a campsite three months ago.  The trusty old Motorhome made it up the grade without vapor locking this year.  Getting a campsite in Yosemite is challenging with over 2 million summer visitors, the limited…

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Stupid Water District Moves…

It has been a little over three weeks since I fished the Lake Memorial Day.   Two weeks ago was Mia’s Dietetics Graduation in Charleston, and Last week we were in Eugene to watch Mark graduate from University  of Oregon.  The winds have been very unpredictable lately even with all the software that I use…

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Mark Syn Graduates from U of O

University of Oregon Commencement Ceremony 6/13/2016 If someone told me at his high school graduation,that my son Mark would graduate from college with a degree in Human Physiology and an minor in Chemistry,  I would have said, “that would be highly unlikely.”    If someone told me that he would graduate with a 3.7 GPA…

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The Cathedral Park Fire

Usually by the end of May, Cathedral Park is plowed to reduce the fire hazard to the many multimillion dollar houses that surround the park. Given the right wind conditions, any house surrounding this small grassy park is at danger from the fires that are occasionally started by kids up on the hill smoking or…

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Redfishing the Grass of Charleston South Carolina

Our daughter Mia graduated from her Dietetics Internship at the Medical University of South Carolina this past weekend. This program is necessary for Mia to practice as a Registered Dietician and Nutritionist. Also with her Masters in Nutrition from Columbia and her undergrad degree in Nutrition from Berkley, she is setting out to make her…

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My Theater Projector has a baby…

A couple weeks ago, I did some spring cleaning on my home theater to get ready for those great evenings on the deck watching baseball and movies. To my suprise, a dove had built a nest on the projector. I watched the dove for a couple day and one day I noticed the nest empty…

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Your Carolina with Mia Syn

This weekend we are flying to Charleston to hang with our daughter as she finishes her Medical University of South Carolina Dietetic Internship Program. This morning, after finishing several weeks of interning with New York Private practices, she did her third piece on Channel 7 “Your Carolina” in South Carolina. Recently Whole Foods picked several…

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A Memorable Memorial Day

It seems that less people these days know the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day. It is a day to remember and honor the 1.8 million that gave their life for America since 1775.  It is a day to honor the dead who served and a day to visit  cemeteries and place flags or flowers on…

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The Trash Racks are Still HOT.

  Today after not fishing San Luis for two weeks, I headed to the trash racks hoping that the new moon cycle and low winds would improve my luck.   I got to a calm lake at 7:30 and set out for the racks.  When I got there,  Ed Givens was working his way around.…

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Shad Fishing with Ray and Orland Outfitters

This past weekend I had the honor and pleasure of fishing with Ray Hutcherson of Sea Level Flyfishing at his annual Shad Fishing trip on the Sacramento River put on spectacularly by the guides of Orland Outfitters.   The lucky participants are shuttled by jetboat to a prime Shad run on the river where tents…

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Mid May Slowdown at the Racks

Maybe it was the moon phase, the bad Solonar rating, or the wind, but the fishing at the trash racks slowed down today after being red hot for the last 4 weeks. I was looking forward to fishing the trash racks again all week at work after so many great trips recently but the last…