Looking back at good year of fishing -- and life

cdad@hiltonheadisland.netDecember 31, 2013 

Christmas has come and gone and 2014 is right around the corner. I don't know how the last year has treated you but for this boy, it was better than most. Maybe age had something to do with it because I simply feel more relaxed and at ease.

I still struggle daily with back issues and spend more time in doctors' offices than I would like, but on the bright side, my daughter Camden has made me a grandfather (though I will never give in to that title) and my son Logan has devoted his life to the nonprofit sector, which makes me feel prouder than a strutting peacock.

So what better way to welcome 2014 than to look back at 2013?

Thank you all for your flattering e-mails and phone calls. I hope your new year is full of scales and tales.

God does not subtract from the allotted span of a man's life the hours spent in fishing. Columnist Collins Doughtie, a graphic designer by trade and fishing guide by choice, sure hopes that's true.

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