All in the Family featured the curmudgeonly Archie Bunker. Archie was television’s most famous grouch, blunt, blustering, straightforward and untouched by the PC crowd. He was the archetype of the conservative male. Michael desprately tried to reeducate him, but he persisted in his breviloquence.

Looking back at the last 40 years, we realize: ARCHIE WAS RIGHT!


Another Good Day

My oldest loves fishing.  He comes by it naturally.  He is also something of a pest on the subject.  That's OK.  I believe my elders would have said the same thing about me at his age.

One on the line.

Showing a little fight.

A fish in the hand, or at least on land.

I made him stop when he had four.
The end of the Rainbow.

Personally I'm more of a catch and release fishermen when it comes to trout.  The boy however, hasn't satisfied his blood lust.

I haven't mastered teaching the kids to fly cast.  Fishing trips involve a little more work and a little less fishing for me.  I still managed to land a fish myself.

I threw him back.


  1. Anonymous6:30 PM

    We call that bait.

  2. Anonymous7:21 PM

    What? No trip to the taxidermist?

  3. Anonymous7:21 PM

    What? No trip to the taxidermist?

  4. WaterBoy8:21 PM

    Your son must have had a great teacher.

  5. You have a fish whisperer. Once that special touch kicks in, you will never beat him at fishing ever again. Might as well accept that skunking right now.

    I have only known one other fish whisperer in my life and she was scary good. She could catch stuff when nobody else was getting a bite that day.

    It actually does my spirits good to read about the enthusiasm some kids have for hunting and fishing. Most of them never grow out of that love for the outdoors. We need more of that from our future leaders.
    One of the things I really enjoy about you and Nate's blogs are the stories you both tell about father and son outdoor adventures.

  6. My grandfathers were avid fishermen and hunted. The knack for both of those things skipped my father. I had to teach myself. Res Jr. is getting a very hands on education about all things wilderness. He especially liked seeing the baby buffalo we passed on our way to fish.

    The boy seems to have some of the innate interest I have for the outdoors. So I teach him a little each trip out. Today we continued our study of aquatic insects and how our knowledge of science helps us to be better fishermen.

    1. Susan9:12 AM

      Life for any kid could not get much better than that.