By Kirk Deeter
Reacting to the decision to postpone the Philadelphia Eagles-Minnesota Vikings football game because of a winter storm, Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell said: "We've become a nation of wusses."
I say he might be right. And thank goodness for fly fishers—particularly steelhead fly fishers—who, along with cops, soldiers, firemen, bull riders, crab fishermen, swamp loggers, and ice road truckers, are the last icons for rugged living in North America today.
From where I sit in the Rocky Mountains, I cannot help but wince when I watch the Northeast get crippled by a foot or two of snow. What's even more nauseating is the 24-7 cable news cycle revolving around... a foot or two of snow. I certainly don't like to watch people suffer... like having to sit on an parked airplane for a few hours. Did I say suffer? Sure, being stuck on a plane stinks, but it isn't suffering.