The Simple, Good Things

Rocke Fournet Thursday, July 6, 2017 Comments Off on The Simple, Good Things
The Simple, Good Things

Can’t we all just chill out?

We are rounding the corner, heading into the summer season. Temperatures are steadily creeping up into the 90s, coupled with high humidity that will saturate you in sweat. Staying cool in Louisiana is a full-time job, but Cajuns will survive.

There’s a direct correlation between the summer heat and violent crimes. As the weather heats up, so do the criminals. It’s a sad but true commentary on the society we live in. There are way too many senseless crimes going on in the greatest country on Mother Earth. Random murders have become all too common; sometimes they occur over petty arguments. This is not to mention a disturbing spate of mass shootings of innocent bystanders. The American public has become somewhat numb to the frequency of brutal violence.

Young Bryce Fuselier is ready to fish.

We are privileged to be living in the free world, so let’s be grateful. Put the weapons down, and take a deep breath. Appreciate what you have and love thy neighbor, or at least tolerate him. We all deserve our space and time. Respect one another, and do what the good book says. We are all in this together, and attacking each other is definitely not the answer.

The good people we entrust to enforce the laws are increasingly under attack. They should be duly compensated for doing their best to keep the peace. Without them, we would stumble headlong into anarchy. The members of society must take it upon themselves to act civilly towards one another. If they did, the world would be a better place to live in. Don’t worry; be happy!

We could all learn a lesson from one-year-old Bryce Fuselier. He is as happy as a baby in a wheelbarrow. That rod and reel sure feel good in his hands. In this great state, there are absolutely no age limits to having fun. Though still in diapers, he has a great future in the wide, wonderful world of fishing.

His proud parents Nick and Chelsea couldn’t be happier with their new baby boy. Life is good!

Bryce comes by his fishing heritage naturally, inheriting it honestly from his grandpa, Dr. Harry Castle. Grandpas are good!

The world could learn a lesson from the youth of America. They have no preconceived notions, and most of the time, they’re happy just to be here. They should inspire us to take great pleasure in the simple, good things of life.

A recent deluge of rainfall has backed up saltwater fishing, but soon the worm will turn. With more stable weather and less freshwater, speckled trout and redfish, action should heat up.

We are blessed to be living a stone’s throw from greater saltwater and freshwater fishing than exists anywhere else. If you enjoy fishing, you have landed in the right spot.

Take a page from young Bryce’s playbook: he is happy just to be sitting in a wheelbarrow with his favorite fishing rod.

Let us join, in a show of solidarity, to treat one another as we wish to be treated. Many of our problems are self-inflicted. That can be remedied by an attitude adjustment. It’s a simple equation to get our country and us back on the right track. God bless America!

Lake Charles mourns the recent loss of boxing icon Phil “Tex” Daley. He never met a kid he wouldn’t take the time to mentor and train. The sports community will miss him and always be grateful for his friendship.

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