Henry Hughes

Moments Beside a Summer Pond

Chloe and I were getting closer, and I wanted to take her and her sons fishing. I drove to a little known pond out in the country.  The boys had no experience fishing and I rigged up spinning rods with bobbers and small hooks, showing them how to bait with a worm and make a cast.  The lesson proved challenging, …

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Arc and Pulse

Fishing an Oregon river with my wife, Chloe, turns to dancing. I touch her back and shoulders, leading her gently. She smiles, then follows my gesture, swings back and sees in the bubbly kiss of this emerald tail-out a big slivery flash. A fish that’s come from the ocean. Chloe has taught me a lot, but today I’m teaching her …

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