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brian's new Buddy!

January26

Many of you read my post: Sammy: The best argument I ever knew for Dogs in Heaven.

That story has now been viewed over one million (1,000,000) times. And, it has apparently circled the globe repeatedly having been passed from one dog-friend enthusiast to another via email.

Thanks for that.

Meanwhile…

We went and visited CeCe and her people (Dave and Kelly) yesterday.  CeCe is a four year old Rhodesian Ridgeback that is expected to give birth to six little mighty champions February 14th (perfect).

rhodesian ridgeback puppies 4monthsI get a new “buddy”!

This picture is of a Ridgeback puppy at four months.

At about two yeas, he can start running with me.

You need to know there is significant debate around the naming of this particular Ridgeback.

Thoughts and suggestions include, but are not linited to: Achilles, Artemis (my favorite /1), Dude, Mondo, “Mr. Tinkles” (a delicious absurdity. Haley Anne has mused: “how could you EVER get mad at a large dog named Mr. Tinkles?”), Ranger, Telemachus (from Homer’s Odyssey /2) and, ZimBob.

So, lets fire up a poll…

Brian’s Ridgeback should be named:

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Feel free to comment with additional suggestions.  The winner gets a cases of Modelo Especial.

By the way…  I probably need a truck now (and, it will come in handy for soccer any way).  So, more about that later.

Peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

Brian Patrick Cork

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NOTES:

1/ Artemis was King Leonidas’ loyal captain and friend in the movie The 300. Not historically accurate.  But, cool nonetheless.

2/ Telemachus (also transliterated as Telemachos or Telémakhos; literally, “far-away fighter”) is a figure in Greek mythology, the son of Odysseus and Penelope, and a central character in Homer‘s Odyssey. The first four books in particular focus on Telemachus’s journeys in search of news about his father; they are, therefore, traditionally accorded the collective title the Telemachy.

Surfing Mexico: 18°92′N 103°88′W

July4

18°92′N 103°88′W, about 50 km south of the city of Colima.

Cork off Pasquale

Cork off Pasquale

I offer these coordinates to one of the best surfing spots in North America. But, imagine me drawing a line in the sand. I know most anyone that reads this will never find the spot.

Few live their lives our way.

Boca de Pascuales on the coast of the State of Colima is a surfers dream; or, nightmare.  A river mouth beach break with some of the biggest, hollowest, fastest tubes in Mexico.  The waves break both right and left with enormous power.

Sunday and Monday we had only 8 people in the water – and, one board was broken.  The faces are 20 feet and up with lips 2 – 3 feet thick.  There are stories, shared around icey cold Modelo Especial’s, around Pascuales (spoken reverently) of “around the corner tubes”; waves so deep you can’t see daylight.

The break is not far offshore – only about 50 to 100 yards. A short paddle; but, the 8 to 10 foot walls of whitewater can be formidable.

WARNING: Don’t try to surf this spot if you are inexperienced or out of shape.  Surfing Pascuales unprepared may be hazardous to your health.

Peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

Brian Patrick Cork

The Inspired Adventures of Brian Cork – Story 252

June17

You might not swallow this yarn…  But, I gotta tell it nonetheless.

I will swear every word is true.

Late Spring…

Float plane drops me near the North shore of Great Bear Lake.  Not another human bean for hundreds of miles.  Just me and some bears, weasels, moose and mosquitos – big as humming birds…

My first line goes in the water, and I’m trolling with a spoon when YANK!…  something pulls my $900 rod, 200 feet of 150-pound test, and my brand-new reel right out of my hands and into the drink.

Takes a couple of fingers along with it.

…Well, I’m not gonna give up that easy.  So, I throw caution to the wind and dive right in with my Victorinox Angler in my teeth…  About 100 feet down it’s plenty dark, but this fish is so HUGE I can’t miss it…  The beast swims by and I poke it with the angler’s corkscrew just to, you know, get it’s attention…  So, it comes after me and now we’re fighting in the water like wolverines rasslin’ a grizzly for a sack of jerky.  It takes three, maybe four hours, but by the time the sun sets I’ve got this monster in the boat, and I’m using the hook disgorger and getting ready to apply the scaler when I notice something caught in it’s throat…  An unopened Modelo Especial!  So, I pull out the pliers, yank the brewski – by God, it’s ice cold, like the lake water – and, pry it open with the bottle opener.  I’m sitting back sippin’ suds when the fish suddenly comes to life and heaves itself right out of the boat!

I’d have gone after it, but I had to finish my beer as I was toasting my girl…

Peace be to my Brothers and Sisters

Brian Patrick Cork

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