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On the ice, in the dark

March 30, 2015
As dusk fell on Lake Simcoe’s icy expanse, the moon’s silvery glow began to take hold. The wind calmed and an absolute silence settled in its place only to be broken, yet again, by the roar of my Jiffy auger. The night was approaching and I was back, drilling another hole, in search of a fish that had captivated my late ice fishing endeavors. Read more
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Two laps of Florida

January 5, 2014
Another year, another road trip down to Florida with Ken.  This time, we’d be joining forces with another avid species hunter, Ben, in our quest to pillage Florida’s spoils of diversity.  I don’t think I have ever used the phrase “What is that?” with such fervor and frequency.   Read more

Three weeks in Hawaii

February 20, 2016
This was a trip that tapped into multiple facets of beauty.  There were of course the world-class mountain vistas and sunsets to admire, but the beauty of Hawaii ran much deeper.  The culture of benevolence, the diversity of the reef fish, once-in-a-lifetime scuba diving, and the freshness and availability of the seafood all left their impression on me.   Read more