‘Tag,’ you’re fishing the LA River!


SO WHICH is it, “na-na-na-na-NA-na, I’m fishing in the LA River,” or “Nananana Hey hey hey goodbye” by Steam? (Credit Bob Blankenship)

Me, I’ll take No. 2 — what I great song!

See you on the river, Jim Burns


Meanwhile, on the Bowtie today …


No, it’s not Mammoth, it’s Los Angeles. (Jim Burns)

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The woodcutter wrote: Appreciate hard times: Someday they’ll just be another chapter in your success story. (Jim Burns)

See you on the river, Jim Burns

It’s a bird’s life

Local bird watcher and photographer Roger Cook snagged some excellent shots of wildlife along the LA River in Long Beach. In modern life, we are so separated from the cycles of nature. Walk into a Trader Joe’s and you’d think all food — organic spinach, frozen peas, bone-in pork chops — is spawned by little plastic-wrapped containers. These shots tell a truer tale.

See you on the river, Jim Burns