May 23, 2024

Every fine fisherman has a few fancy stunts that work for him and for almost no one else.



—Norman Maclean
   American writer and educator(1902-1990)

Source: A River Runs Through It (buy from Amazon)




The Boston Globe‚Äôs editors and I agreed in December 2015 that Reflection for the Day will no longer appear in the newspaper, ending a 32-year run since the feature was launched by visionary Boston Globe editor Thomas Winship. I will continue to publish the Reflections on this website every day, including most Sundays, into 2016 and beyond. To my many regular print readers through the years I extend deep gratitude and warm wishes for the New Year. —Thomas B. Fitzpatrick, Jr.