Category Archives: Friends

Steve Mitchell and the Music of the Susquehanna Valley

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A Day on Baltimore Ave

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The Ascent of Baby

A few weekends ago we went to Jenny and Todd’s place for Audry’s 1st birthday party. There were many babies. Not quite as many when we had a pot-luck dinner a few weeks back with 15 babies (!) between 6 … Continue reading

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Lucy and the Babysitter(s)

Kate is still working two days per week. So when Kate’s in the office, Lucy is in the primary care of a neighbor. The woman is a former elementary school teacher who stays at home and home-schools her 7 year … Continue reading

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Pumpkinfest 2011

Doylestown was within the sphere of where I’d travel when I was in high school. I had a lot friends up that way, and I was always more interested in driving towards the mountains, than the city, so I spent … Continue reading

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Opening Day of Trout Season, Along the Wissahickon

Wissahickon Creek forms one of the major water sheds of Philadelphia. Rising in Montgomery County near Pottsville, it runs about 23 miles, passing through Philadelphia before emptying into the Schuylkill River at the south/east end of Manayunk. Like many other … Continue reading

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Ice Fishing on Lake Towhee, Part I

Today begins prep week for my first fishing trip of 2011. I’ll be drilling holes this weekend through 6″-8″ of ice on Lake Towhee in Bucks County, PA, a 549 acre county park a few miles north of Nockamixon. Aside … Continue reading

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10th Annual Bluefish Deep Sea Trip

There’s no experience in modern, civil society quite comparable to finding one’s self on a boat with 40 strangers on a drift, surrounded by squawking gulls, in the middle of a bluefish blitz. Ten years running now, a mixed group … Continue reading

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Fishing Lake Nockamixon with Bob and Sammy

I took the boat out with Bob and his son Sam a couple of weekends ago. We spent about four hours catching bluegills. This is a spot we found in a cove. Based upon my reading, it appears that local … Continue reading

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A Comedic Question

So, I’m telling Kate this story tonight, and I’m complaining about the fact that I didn’t get any laughs for what I felt to be quite a clever joke. It was part of a presentaiton at work, and it goes … Continue reading

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