All posts tagged "Chris Bates"

  • OUTSIDE IN—Fear Not

    By Chris Bates   Fear Not   My brother and I have that kind of brotherhood. It is like the A River Runs Through It-type bond. We’ve spent literally lifetimes together in trout rivers, duck blinds, fishing...

    • Posted August 1, 2018
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  • OUTSIDE IN—Have You Shown Them?

    By Chris Bates   Have You Shown Them?   My grandfathers were both amazing men. I spent more time outdoors trolling for bass, casting for bream, watching for deer, or in a duck blind with them than...

    • Posted July 2, 2018
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  • OUTSIDE IN—Now What?

    By Chris Bates Now What?   Kevin and I left before dawn to go fishing at his uncle’s place not too far away. We launched my boat, checked our reels and lures, then started down the shoreline...

    • Posted June 4, 2018
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  • OUTSIDE IN—What Is Newness to You?

    By Chris Bates     What Is Newness to You?   My brother and I stood close to each other waist deep in the brackish river near Bristol Bay, Alaska. The scenery of the surrounding mountain range...

    • Posted April 1, 2018
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  • OUTSIDE IN—Choose Your Path

    By Chris Bates   Choose Your Path   We held hands and stood only a few feet away from a massive 12-foot alligator. Twice a year my daughter and I would have an adventurous camping getaway, and...

    • Posted March 7, 2018
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