It is December and the year is growing gray at the temples. The warm colors of fall are gone, the trees are bare, the ground is brown, earth’s creatures lie dormant, and in some parts of the country the cold of winter will soon settle in.
Archives for December 2004
During a mid-winter column I always try to suggest a few ideas of gifts for fishermen. As a fisherman myself, I see no problem at all since I need almost everything! But for those of you not inclined to fill a room with stuff, I have a few ideas that I’ll be happy to share. Some have no cost, some are very pricey, a few are products of folks who sponsor me, a few are from folks that I help sponsor. You’ll get a little of everything.
The first Christmas gifts were gold, frankincense, and myrrh delivered over 2000 years ago. The following contemporary stories are more about the giving than the gifts:
RV living is replete with its own set of adjustments. Smaller interiors require giving up some things—or do they? OK, maybe you can't bring the giant flat plasma screen TV in your RV. Still the galley crew doesn't always have to give up everything just because the galley is more “pint sized” than the one at the base camp. We bring you a few widgets and gadgets that can make that diminutive kitchen feel a lot bigger.
History buffs think of Taos as the town Kit Carson called home, and the site of the most successful pueblo uprising in North America. Artists consider it an art colony; New Agers are drawn to its reputedly powerful energy center, and celebrity watchers know it as a home-away-from-the-spotlight for Julia Roberts, Dennis Hopper and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.