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O’Neill Forebay with Steve

  The cloud cover and low winds gave me an opportunity to take Steve Sakamaki out for a day on the Forebay.   We fished from 6:30 till Noon and managed 5 fish .   I was surprised at how clear the water was compared to the main lake.   The weeds were definitely less…

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The Big Green Puddle…

The 650 Billion Gallon Reservoir called San Luis sits 10 percent filled and green as pea soup.  Lots of people are mad because all they see is and empty reservoir with Shasta and Oroville reservoirs sitting at 77 and 66 percent  respectively.  Californians, including me, take the Winter run of Salmon in the Sacramento River for…

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Baily Creek Lodge 2016

It been a busy year without much trout fishing so last weekend Gina and I decided to spend the weekend at Baily Creek Lodge with a couple friends.  My partner to Bolivia next month–Steve Sakamaki– and his wife Henrie, plus our very best friends Kevin and Mary Lee Jones.  Kevin has been after me to…

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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…