An ode to dip netting

Here’s a little peek behind the curtain of how I pull together content to share with all of you.

On my computer, I have a note on my “Notes” app that I use as a repository for ideas for future articles, podcasts, or videos. When I’m ready to create something fresh, I reference that note as a starting point.

One of the first items that ever found its way to that list was an article on dip netting. I have known for a long time that this is a subject worth covering. I take so much enjoyment out of this simple activity and being able to share that experience with all of you was high on my priority list.

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When the cable doesn’t work

It was a pleasant spring Saturday evening in early April when I sprawled out on the couch and turned on the TV.

My plan was to turn on the Milwaukee Brewers and enjoy a quiet night at home enjoying one of the first baseball games of the season while mulling over the joyful thoughts that accompany the promise of warmer weather and longer.

It had been an enjoyable but long day. I arose a couple hours before dawn to go fishing and catch up with a friend I hadn’t seen in a while. I was lucky enough to score my second brown trout of the year and was grateful for the relatively steady action we encountered. I was satisfied with my time in the outdoors for the day and was looking forward to calling it an early night and catching up on sleep after the game.

That plan was quickly foiled, however. I couldn’t get a picture to come through on my TV screen. The cable box was on, but nothing was showing up. I spent a few minutes tinkering with inputs and triple-checking connections. Growing frustrated, I quickly threw in the towel.

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