From Dancer to Deen


In The Name of Allah, The Most Beneficent, The most Merciful.

As Salaamu Alaykum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. May Peace and Blessings be upon you All. 1,945 more words


The Lion Inside the Wolf

There was once a pack of wolves that roamed the woods in the middle of winter not too many years ago.  Harsh weather drove them from their collapsed shelter deep in the mountains and they were in search of a new home. 990 more words


Striper Report 8/24/14: Back to Silverside City (with apologies to David Bowie)

Hey man, this report is so late.

Hey man, the fishing wasn’t that great.

Enough of that. To the outing. Hoyo de Monterey double corona on the drive down. 314 more words

Steve Culton

Reunion and a Narrative Device in Need of New Strings

With the ease of a seasoned performer, he flattened the strings using his left and struck a pattern with his pick hand, to lay down the rhythm over a familiar chord progression. 1,146 more words

Articles And Essays

Public Hearing on Striped Bass Management, August 26, 2014, Old Lyme, CT

This information comes from Charlie Kreitler, a fellow striper and fly aficionado:

Please take a moment to read up on the proposed management plans for striped bass in 2015 and beyond. 196 more words

Steve Culton

A thought-provoking essay on the coming striped bass crash

That striped bass are a sport fishing species in trouble is not new information. We’ve already been to the edge in our lifetime. What’s most troubling about the situation is that there is no uniform policy in place to protect these fish — and the bait stocks they feed on —  from big government all the way down to grass-roots anglers. 87 more words

Steve Culton

Where stripers come from

Just returned from a family reunion along the shores of the world’s greatest striped bass nursery, the Chesapeake Bay. I didn’t fish, but visiting the Chesapeake always makes me wonder how many of the stripers I’ve caught began their lives here. 107 more words

Steve Culton