More Top Secret Lobster Trap Project News

After lacing up the traps and guiding the hoops, today we began adding some more finishing touches. See that big steel spike sticking up. We drilled a hole and drove that spike in from the bottom. It is used to hold on the lobster bait. We call them “Skivers” We then installed the escape mechanism….

My New Lobster Traps Are Progressing

We call them “cookies”.  No, cookies are not lobster bait. I was drilling the sills of the new lobster traps so I could tie on the cross haul-ups and then attach these rubber cookies. We make a small loop in the main line that we put over the rubber disc. Saves tying and untying knots…

I Hate Books That Rock My World But Leave Me Feeling Lonely.

Ever read a book that rocked your world? I mean a book that sparked some new enthuasim, vision, zest for life? Maybe the book enabled enough muddled pieces of an, up until now, obsure picture to snap into place – offering just enough clarity to take a few more steps toward a new direction in…

The Magic & Creative Fishing Captains Life

From the dusts of Sub-Saharian West Africa to the sea. Here I am with fifty wooden lobster traps built, and I have been in the process of cutting webbing to make funnels, heads and blinds for these new lobster traps. There is no small art invovled in this designing process. My dad has been doing…

Magic Voice Prompts To Humanity

I have been silent since my return to Canada. Beyond the mindless drivel I put on Facebook , I really lack the basic neurological energy and cohesion to write any articles.  These first four weeks home are difficult. I kind of cocoon, (at least try to), until I get my head on correctly. We arrived…

Just As Long As It Gets Accomplished- Not Needing Praise!

I was sharing with you about a new Malian NGO project that arrived in Sikasso. You recall a while back I mentioned how a drip irrigation system magically appeared over night. It set up on the side of the main road through Sikasso. Some people arrived to set up the system for this gentleman as…