May 24, 2016

The can-picker saw me coming this morning and ducked behind a car on his old bike. I don't know why, because I think picking cans is honorable enough. The can-picker never looks me in the eye, actively averting his eyes whenever I see him. But he sticks to his job. May...

May 18, 2016

Homewood native and international fishing star Mark Zona headlines Stray Casts No. 11. That's him in the photo below and right.


We have our usually packed show tonight.


Zona is the "Bass Buzz" with Pat Renwick. Bobby Bergren will talk Shimano in the ``In The Box segmen...

May 11, 2016

Indiana's own Bill McDonald headlines Stray Casts No. 8. That's him in the photo below and right.

We have our usually packed show tonight.


McDonald is on the "Bass Buzz" with Pat Renwick. John DeMay is in with Ryan Whitacre in "Local Hammer." Pat Wisniewski (she of ``Ev...

May 8, 2016

How do you say why squirrels run down wires?


That thought that came again this morning when Lady began tracking not one but two gray squirrels running on the wires along the alley behind the bus barn downtown and behind the yard with the feeders across the street from...

May 5, 2016

Barreling down a back road on Sunday, I had to slam on the brakes suddenly. Several stalks of wild asparagus poked vividly above the roadside grasses and weeds. I pulled over and flipped on the flashers.

That was part of the reason I had been barreling down th...

April 30, 2016

A red-winged blackbird repeatedly dive-bombed a sandpiper as they flew up and down low over the north old clay pit. It was like they were some sort of old-time avian fighter pilots. (Hello, Red Baron or, if you prefer, Manfred von Richthofen.)


I would call it a least s...

April 23, 2016

Canada geese raised such a racket of honking on the south shore of the north old clay pit that I knew I  would find goslings between at least one pair.

And I did. It just took a while to find the two goslings swimming tight to their parents.


So tight that I could not ev...

April 21, 2016

As usual, there was a lot of nonsense and antics last night on Stray Casts.


But there was also some nuggets of good stuff other than our wit.


Here are notes and contacts for things from the show last night. Click here for the podcast of Stray Casts No. 8. The show stre...

April 20, 2016

Jacob Wheeler, the comer of modern bass fishing, headlines Stray Casts No. 8. That's him in the photo below and right.

We have our usually packed show tonight.


Wheeler is on the "Bass Buzz" with Pat Renwick. Nick Ryan is on with Ryan Whitacre in "Local Hammer." Ben Dick...

April 17, 2016

The red fox stalking mice or voles in the weeds growing under the front row of the old weathered bleachers registered in some part of my brain this morning, but not fast enough to fire the synapses that would have had me pull my phone from my left pocket to get the pic...

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