I couldn't find a public-domain picture of Ed Zern to feature in this post.
I miss the humorists of the last generation: Buchwald, Zern, McManus. Hell, I miss Erma.
I miss Royko.
There is an essay lurking behind this lede; but, I'm going to spare you the details. This is a fly fishing blog, mostly.
I've never solved an important problem while standing in a trout stream.
That doesn't mean I'm going to stop trying.
I can't be the first guy to put that in print so: unattributed quote reuse.