john gierach,    no shortage of good days,    Review

Gierach On Getting Old and Beat Up (or, We Live Blog, You Snicker)

By Tom Chandler 5/18/2011

Because live blogging John Gierach's latest book is a lot cheaper than paying him to guest blog, I'm offering up yet another passage from No Shortage of Good Days.

This one is tasty, though it plunges the knife a bit too close to my own heart being as I recently achieved geezer status myself, and after a winter largely spent sitting and coughing, feel it:

From my own experience, I can say that a bad back makes you hike slower, stove-up knees keep you from walking confidently, tendonitis of the elbow buggers your casting, and a dose of giardia can send you dashing into the bushes fifteen times in an afternoon, but although none of this is fun, it's discernibly better than not fishing.
-- (From page 47 of the Nook ebook version)

Not to quibble or anything, but I'm pretty sure "tendonitis" is a commonly used but incorrect spelling of "tendinitis."

Clearly, being a geezer has its advantages.

See you at the ereader, Tom Chandler.


Tom Chandler

As the author of the decade leading fly fishing blog Trout Underground, Tom believes that fishing is not about measuring the experience but instead of about having fun. As a staunch environmentalist, he brings to the Yobi Community thought leadership on environmental and access issues facing us today.

[...] Gierach on getting old [...]
Oh, giardia. I caught that on a steelhead trip in Erie. One of the worst months of my life, although it did help me shed ten pounds that November.

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