HAIKU MONDAY: On Texas and Not-So-Honest Work

Welcome back to Haiku Monday, where Fish Hack is back in the saddle after a week in Texas hanging out in hotels and conference rooms as part of the Outdoor Writers Association of America.

Never spend more time indoors than with this crew.

Outdoor writer pals/Dress in camo for dinner./Can’t see audience.

For you few Haiku Monday virgins out there, this is when and where Fish Hack waxes on and off non-Brazilian style about the outdoors and whatever the hell else comes to mind, with some cheesy versions of Japanese poetry sprinkled in as the shtick.

Took three airplanes, a rental car and a mule to make it to McAllen Texas, the host for his year’s OWAA conference.

Quite the birding mecca. Stranagely, though, most of what we saw are stuff headed our way anyways.

Birding in Texas/Same egrets as Oregon/But different accent.

First thing Hack had to do once returning home was drink a real bottle of beer, a glass of real tap water and

Lone Star Staters drink/Thin beer ‘cuz their water sucks./But in your Fruit Loops?

Had a great time, though. Great to hang with old and new buds, Hack’s only true peers.

Fish for work? We do../So, it’s just not honest work./But work nonetheless.

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    Mark Freeman

    I've underachieved as the Mail Tribune's Fish Hack since 1989. I can't help but find a few things to yuk about with pathetic regularity in the outdoors. My most treasured award? An OSHA citation for a messy desk -- Fire hazard. YEAH! Read Full
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