I have found the secret to long life and happiness, for it is said, "God does not subtract from the allotted days of man, those that are spent with fishing rod in hand."
I'm not sure how true that is, but I can assure you, days spent at the creek, river, or tranquil lake, while you angle for that elusive brown, will bring you much happiness and time for reflection.
My name is Jim and I live near Seattle, WA. When I first went to work for Boeing, my shop all ready had a James, and the supervisor went by Jimmy, so to keep things straight, my coworkers started calling me JP. (My ex says it stands for Jumbo Pain, but I'm not sure what she meant by that, so I'm taking it as a compliment.)
When I'm not mountain climbing, scuba diving, fly fishing, or getting a kidney transplant, I play around at being a writer. My first novel, 'E' is for Evil, was written in 1995. It has been gathering dust for over five years, and would be still, if it weren't for Bill Lopez, who graciously set this site up for me, Tanzan Zen (another James), and Marti Linder, creator of the Cyberhug. (You all know who you are, and I thank you!)
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