Don’t kiss your fish!

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Federal law requires renaming of all Confederate military bases

You know Hal and Julie from the movie and the book

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The Big Idea - Your Action Needed!

Recognize The Contribution Of The Military Spouse!

Support the legacy of one of the most admired women in military life by renaming Fort Benning to Fort Moore.

The Military Base Commission is considering renaming Fort Benning (Georgia) to Fort Moore in recognition of LTG Hal and spouse Julie Moore.

Julie Moore established the unique tradition – carried on to this day – of care teams visiting and supporting the spouses of those lost in combat. Between Hal Moore’s distinguished service in battle and Julie Moore’s leadership on behalf of military families, this command team represents the bond that enables an effective fighting force.

This is a valuable opportunity to recognize the contribution and sacrifice of the military spouse and military family in service to the nation. You know Hal and Julie from the original book and 2002 Mel Gibson/Madeleine Stowe movie, “We Were Soldiers.”

Now that the commission is reviewing the proposal, we need to prove it has broad support.  Please click and sign the petition in favor of “Fort Moore.” Share with your friends!

I remember when I was just starting to fish… my Dad introduced me to the ritual of kissing a fish for good luck when you threw it back. I’ve done that often on over the years joking around, but now I realize how lucky I have been.

Dan Neuland wrote a great article in the Frederick News Post (click here) on the dangers of waterborne infections.

The bottom line is that our local rivers are not pristine mountain streams that have just emerged from the small spring. Instead, they are full of wildlife doing all sorts of things that wildlife normally does — to include dying and decaying; creating a ripe, welcoming receptacle to grow bacteria. Now… it’s not a cesspool, but there really is no such thing as clean dirt.

Dan quotes a horror story in the article about an individual who had a small cut from a hook become infected and eventually caused him blood poisoning that, even when cured, demanded extensive physical therapy to recover.  I remember hearing another anecdotal story last year about some poor soul who got the flesh eating disease from wading in the Rappahannock with an open sore. Not sure if that’s true or not, but it is certainly scary.

The point to this is that we all need to exercise care in what may appear to be a “pure” environment but is actually… well… nature.  Keep cuts clean, don’t wet wade with an open cut, wash up with soap and water… you know the drill… your Mom trained you well.

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Disclaimer and Warning:  The contents of this site reflect the opinion of the author and you, the reader, must exercise care in the use and interpretation of this information.  Fishing is a dangerous sport.  You can slip and fall on rocks and sustain severe injury.  You can drown.  You can get hooks caught in your skin, face, eyes or other sensitive places.  All sorts of bad things can happen to you when to go into the woods to visit the places documented here.  Forests, streams and lakes are wild areas and any number of bad things can happen.  You must make your own judgment in terms of acceptable behavior and risk and not rely on anything posted here.  I disclaim all liability and responsibility for any actions you take as a result of reading the articles on this site.  If you do not agree with this, you should not read anything posted on this site.

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