Concert bound

In my 20s I read a book that deeply inspired me. It was Jimmy Buffett’s “A Pirate Looks at Fifty.”  My mother and I were huge fans of Jimmy, and it was she that suggested the book for my literary consumption. The impact it had was powerful. I studied lines of it more thoroughly than…

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One tower, three places

Increasingly in the “tower world,” towers on the move are the current news. You see, slowly but surely, Missouri Department of Conservation Towers are being put up for auction.  However, since the auction price often exceeds the scrap steel price, few are being bought for that. Some are just finding “new homes.” Even close to…

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Pomme de Terre musky

In the overall world of fishing, the words “Missouri” and “musky” are seldom used in the same sentence. There is good and bad in that fact.   The good is that Missouri fisheries biologists have worked hard to make places like Pomme de Terre, in west-central Missouri, quality musky fishing destinations.   The bad is…

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