Wayne Shaw’s Fish Report and Kathe Tanner’s Slice of Life in The Tribune always bring treats to the breakfast table. Columns on July 3 were nourishing as usual.
Reading Mr. Shaw’s recollections of learning to fish brought back memories of fishing for spoonbilled catfish in the Missouri River, bullheads in the James River and pike far north in Lake Winnipegosis. Every Fish Report teaches about fishing and ecosystems.
Ms. Tanner’s “Traditions and mirth for nation’s birth” astutely posed connections between water and the creation of democracy locally. Drought isn’t a laughing matter, but recalling hilarious experiences can increase respect for water. Maybe Cambria will finally post a sign. Ocean, river, lake, groundwater, park — I thank The Tribune for publishing columnists who pay adept attention to these dimensions of life.