by Bob Ciminel
May 07, 2004
For my old readers, here's a quick synopsis of what I've been doing since Kanoe ceased publication. I'm still happily married to the former Alice Bourne of Rock Hill, South Carolina; we are still living in Roswell, Georgia, Lower Forty Eight. We are the proud grandparents of Evan Robert Meckley, born April 19, 2001, and now residing in Council Bluffs, Iowa, a thousand miles too far from his grandparents.
For new readers, "Fish or Cut Bait" is a no-holds-barred attempt by this amateur writer to cynically and humorously describe everything going on in the Lower Forty Eight, with particular emphasis on the Southern States. However, I will occasionally take a poke at Alaska just to get a rise out of you folks living in the Great North. But don't take me too seriously. I truly admire and respect all Alaskans, regardless of their race, creed, color, religious affiliation, national origin, sex or sexual preference, political affiliation, physical impairment, environmental affiliation, or anything else that can get you in trouble with the overseers of political-correctness. Now, I am a little biased against petroleum, the mainstay of Alaska's economy, but only because I've worked in the nuclear power industry for over 30 years. However, I also drive an SUV, so keep that oil coming!