A Good Argument
My new friend Dan has a beautiful, very large wall mount of a Lake Trout on the wall in his family's north country cottage. As we listened to his recounting of the tale that hooked the fish and pulled it up through the ice, YES THE ICE, the question was asked whether or not the fish was eaten. It was. Knowing this was the case, the person asking the question made it clear that he would not eat a fish taken from those waters. Since the fish was taken nearly 30 years ago it seemed like it would not be an issue as water in our lakes was not as polluted as now. Or was it? In the fifties and sixties, as our national might's were being determined by manufacturing and the jobs that it created, we started to realize, thank God, that we were sickening our environment. Rules were enacted and things began to change. The question is, with our population ever on the increase, even with the rules created to protect our environment, is the water cleaner now or back then? Cleaner with less people on the planet out there polluting the water or cleaner with more people polluting but more rules in place to watch over it?
9/2/2014 10:29:38 pm
Great story telling. Only to add, it's also about how long the fish live
9/3/2014 12:02:50 pm
Now that it's on the wall... forever.
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I've been drawn to the outdoors since I was a child--fishing and hunting; observing the woods and waterways. A few years back, I submitted an essay I’d written to the Genesee Valley Penny Saver. “A Walk in Clarkson” was published and a writing career