The Challenge - Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff.
Be thankful for your; blessings, problems, aches & pains, other worries, and your ability to get out and enjoy going fishing.
Playing around with the search phrase - テンカラ釣りにチャレンジ (Tenkara Fishing Challenge) - I discovered the following video.
You might have noticed the video references **the website low-the-eyes. **
It appears to be the website for Masahiro Hori-san, a tetraplegic or quadriplegic, who finds a way to do various types of fishing, and do other types of fishing, and other activities, along with others in the same situation.
Ever now and again we get several reminders in a short period to be thankful for things. The good things we take for granted. And even the not so good things. Such as the pain in our knee when we go for a walk to the river to fish. At least we can.
Just yesterday was a link on Drudge about a man who with a brain implant is now able to move his arms. Or rather make his arm move. He still can’t just move his arms. The implant is a brain to computer interface that can direct what I would call a servo arm to move his arms.
Two days ago I received an email to register to attend the 2017 W.V. Mushroom Club Foray. Except this year it is called the Shelley Conrad 2017 Foray. Shelly was the main organizer of the annual event but unfortunately she passed away last Oct. If I go this year it will be the 4th one. Several good speakers are scheduled to attend.
The first time I attended in 2014 I arrived just as people were coming back from the morning foray. Among them was a guy who when I saw him - I thought - what’s up with this guy? He must be here to find the magic hallucination causing mushrooms.
He had bits of green and blue hair, big ear rings, wild tattoos on his arms, a big pot belly that he rested his forearm on as he stood and smiled at everyone entering the room. I thought he must have found and consumed some already.
It was only later in the day that I learned he is Dr. Tom Volk, professor of mycology at U. Wis. LaCrosse. And he is scheduled to attend again this year. He is talented at making complex topics understandable.
It was months later when I discovered the rest of the Professor Tom story, as presented in a CNN report a few years ago, “The Professor with Two Hearts” , is quite remarkable, and he reminds us Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff.
Not catching a fish or a lot of fish on a day out is not a problem. It was still an easy good day.