Today I got to go out to a pond. Several of the places that I would like to go to still have too much water in the low places. I would rather fish than wait to get pulled out. Of all the folks I've had the pleasure of knowing over the years, fly fishers just strike me as being for the most part so much more optimistic than 'normal' society. That is a good thing because it means most conversations are so much more uplifting and fun than the doom and gloom stuff we so often see on TV or in our newspapers.