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It’s time to get on my soapbox

If you missed my column last week, I admitted that I had become boring in my writing. That said, I rambled on about conversations I had with a pileated woodpecker and an owl. Since then, I have received e-mails and phone calls all asking me the same question: “What drug were you on when you wrote that?”

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Swap the rakes and chainsaws for some fun

I don’t know about you but, boy, am I ready to forget about raking up debris, chainsawing trees and all the other chores Hurricane Matthew left on my to-do list. Not a day goes by that someone doesn’t walk up to me and ask, “How is the fishing?” or, “Are the shrimp still around?”

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More tarpon tales — with a pig in the mix

My column last week where I talked about my love for tarpon fishing brought in a flood of emails — mostly where and how to catch them, but one particular email asking for more tarpon stories had me laughing so hard I came close to soiling myself.

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It’s hard to break a tarpon fishing addiction

Did you know we have broken the all-time record for consecutive days over 90 degrees? As of today, that number stands at 57! But being an avid weather freak, on Wednesday I noticed the first faint hint of fall. The air was clear, the cloud formations were different and even though it was still hot, I decided to get on the water and chase one of my all-time favorite fish: the mighty tarpon.

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Silver is gold in the summer heat

Looking outside my window right now, my thermometer reads 99 degrees, and that is in the shade. Add in the heat index, and it’s more like 110 degrees, and for me, at least, all it takes is a 10-minute walk with my dogs and I have to change my T-shirt. I’ll bet I change my shirt five times a day when it’s like this, but hey, I still can’t imagine living anywhere else.

Videos

Batty: First long-eared bats identified in coastal S.C., at Palmetto Bluff

A conversation with Palmetto Bluff Conservancy executive director Jay Walea and associate director Mary Socci about their excitement over the unusual discovery of long-eared bats at Palmetto Bluff.
Josh Mitelman Staff video
Batty: First long-eared bats identified in coastal S.C., at Palmetto Bluff 0:44

Batty: First long-eared bats identified in coastal S.C., at Palmetto Bluff

These women shattered ceilings; here's their message for you 6:33

These women shattered ceilings; here's their message for you

Emotional Royals players speak at Yordano Ventura vigil 2:24

Emotional Royals players speak at Yordano Ventura vigil

Madonna's profanity-laced Women's March speech 2:06

Madonna's profanity-laced Women's March speech