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The Gibberish Quote Of The Day (GQD #3 Dec 17, 2018)

the sense of growing panic, the feeling that gibberish is being passed off as coherent conversation, the fear that the world is engaged in meaningless discourse masquerading as meaningful exchange— these are the blurry states individuals with ADD negotiate everyday [sic].” 

Dr. Ned Hallowell in Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood through Adulthood.

The Gibberish Quote Of The Day (GQD #2 Dec 14, 2018)

the sense of growing panic, the feeling that gibberish is being passed off as coherent conversation, the fear that the world is engaged in meaningless discourse masquerading as meaningful exchange— these are the blurry states individuals with ADD negotiate everyday [sic].” 

Dr. Ned Hallowell in Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood through Adulthood

The Gibberish Quote Of The Day (GQD #1 Dec 13, 2018)

Well folks, I want to introduce The Gibberish Quote of the Day...or GQD.  

You must remember that I'm a fish with the name Cyprinid Cynicalis, and whatever I say here is from a fish's perspective.  In your terms, it would be akin to your metaphor of having a 30,000-foot view...or in other words, having "The Big Picture".  In my terms, it's simply my observations of you humans being human; it’s taking a critical - and an occasional irreverent - look at you and your behaviors.

Michael Soule - The Grandfather of Conservation Biology

The Vent: 

Back in November of 2012, I was transitioning from my ill-fated book attempt to my current potential pie in the sky movie endeavor.  I’d just read a book titled The Spine of the Continent by Mary Ellen Hannibal that featured the “most ambitious conservation effort ever undertaken.” It’s an effort to create connected wildlife habitats all the way from Mexico to the Yukon Territory - the length of North America - and is the brainchild Michael Soule who is conside

Garrison Keillor (Prairie Home Companion Fame) - An Inquiry Never Sent

The Vent: 

For many years, I had hoped to get in touch with Garrison Keillor…for there are few storytellers as talented as he.  I tried contacting him while he was still actively involved in his long running show Prairie Home Companion, but had no success (if I can find that correspondence I’ll include it here at a later time).

Letter To Tom Mangelsen - World Renowned Nature Photographer

The Vent: 

I've known Tom for over thirty years, although not extremelly well.  But our paths crossed hundreds of times at the World Famous Cowboy Bar in Jackson Hole, Wyoming because that was our mutual hangout.  I've lived in Jackson two different times over my life, the first time from 1978 to about 1984, then from 1996 to 1998.  Between 1984 and 1996 I lived mostly in Pinedale only 77 miles to the south of Jackson; needless to say, I still made it back to "The Cowboy" on occassion.  Tom is originally from Nebraska, but like me moved to Jackson as a young man but has never left.

The Latest Effort To Find Help With A Killer Movie Treatment - Michael Lewis, Author of The Undoing Project

The Vent: 

Here's my most recent attempt to find real help for getting the biggest environmental message out that mankind will ever hear. What I mean by "real help" is an accomplished screenwriter or a novelist who has had a feature film made from one or more of their books. 

I'm Not Shitting You - Here's Some Real Encouraging News On The Environmental Front

Now here's some encouraging news about the private sector stepping forward to do what's right by us wildlife and the habitat we rely on.

I mentioned hope and inspiration in my previous post, and this is the stuff that keeps my friend - The Don Quixote of Fish Biologists - going. 

Here's an excerpt from an uplifting article:  By this time next year, I believe we’ll reflect back on 2017 as the year that the private sector stepped up to protect our land, water and wildlife for future generations.

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