“Death steals everything except our stories.”

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Re: “Death steals everything except our stories.”

Post by Redchaser » Sun Mar 27, 2016 7:37 pm

I think I'll have to watch "Tarpon" tonight.
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Re: “Death steals everything except our stories.”

Post by chadroc » Sun Mar 27, 2016 7:51 pm

alotta pouring out.
holding it down on the other side of the border

enjoy your catch (it died)

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Re: “Death steals everything except our stories.”

Post by PastorBen » Sun Mar 27, 2016 8:37 pm

Ajax wrote:This defines the word 'bummer'. Godspeed, Indian Jim. No one's going to fill the hole you've left.
Amen
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Re: “Death steals everything except our stories.”

Post by Snagly » Mon Mar 28, 2016 12:46 am

Thanks Angler's Journal URL posted by skullion childs is a wonderful piece of writing. Here's a bump: http://www.anglersjournal.com/people/th ... ng-to-jim/

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Re: “Death steals everything except our stories.”

Post by pxatim » Mon Mar 28, 2016 5:29 am

skullion childs wrote:Wow. That's horrible news.

Read this a few weeks ago; worth a read: http://www.anglersjournal.com/people/th ... ng-to-jim/.
SC... thank you that was exceptional

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Re: “Death steals everything except our stories.”

Post by foureyedgeek » Mon Mar 28, 2016 6:40 am

Reading that piece again this morning.
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Re: “Death steals everything except our stories.”

Post by stillsteamin » Mon Mar 28, 2016 9:23 am

“Son, do you see that old house?” Jim says.
“Sure I do.”
“Good. Do you know what it says?”
“No, what does it say?”
“It says, don’t let your life become the sloppy leftovers of your work.”
Well isn't that a kick in the nuts at the start of a long week.
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They don't wanna have to die

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Re: “Death steals everything except our stories.”

Post by PGflyfisher » Mon Mar 28, 2016 9:29 am

Without knowing it, I purchased a copy of latest collection of novellas on the day he died - The Ancient Minstrel (http://www.groveatlantic.com/#page=isbn9780802124562).

It will be a bittersweet read knowing it will be his last.

It is easy to forget that in the main we die only seven times more slowly than our dogs. - J. Harrison, The Road Home
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Re: “Death steals everything except our stories.”

Post by Adams » Mon Mar 28, 2016 10:14 am

"Sometimes the only answer to death is lunch. . ."

I always appreciated Harrison's perspective on things.
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Re: “Death steals everything except our stories.”

Post by PastorBen » Mon Mar 28, 2016 11:09 am

The prophets in our midst…..a gift for us all…Who will be the next to step into the void left by his passing..

Grace and please step up

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Re: “Death steals everything except our stories.”

Post by Ajax » Mon Mar 28, 2016 3:58 pm

Redchaser wrote:I think I'll have to watch "Tarpon" tonight.
McGuane said that Harrison's arrival in Key West pegged a debauchery meter that was already deep into the red. I try to imagine what those trips were like, but I can't.
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Re: “Death steals everything except our stories.”

Post by fatman » Mon Mar 28, 2016 5:16 pm

Ajax wrote:
Redchaser wrote:I think I'll have to watch "Tarpon" tonight.
McGuane said that Harrison's arrival in Key West pegged a debauchery meter that was already deep into the red. I try to imagine what those trips were like, but I can't.
This book is a snapshot, but probably only scratches through the top layer:

http://www.amazon.com/By-William-McKeen ... C81WVJS4XJ
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