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Water-flesh gleamed like mica:
orange fins, red flank spots, a char
shy as ginseng, found only
in spring-flow gaps, the thin clear
of faraway creeks no map
could name. My cousin showed me
those hidden places. I loved
how we found them, the way we
followed no trail, just stream-sound
tangled in rhododendron,
to where slow water opened
a hole to slip a line in,
and lift as from a well bright
shadows of another world,
held in my hand, their color
already starting to fade.
— Ron Rash
Tough Men Love Art
“I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father’s equal,
and I never loved any other man
– Heddy Lamar
“Lately all my friends are worried they’re turning into their fathers. I’m worried I’m not.”
“She did not stand alone, but what stood behind her, the most potent moral force in her life, was the love of her father.”
MAPLE BACON BURGERS
3 pounds ground beef chuck
Vegetable oil, for the grill
12 slices bacon, halved
3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
Coarsely ground pepper
6 sesame hamburger buns, split
1/4 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons ketchup
2 teaspoons spicy brown mustard
1 teaspoon Louisiana-style hot sauce
12 slices colby jack cheese
Pickle chips, for topping
- Form the ground beef into 12 thin patties, about 4 1/2 inches wide. Place on a baking sheet and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to firm up. Preheat a grill to high and lightly oil the grates.
- Meanwhile, put the bacon in a large nonstick skillet (it’s OK if the slices overlap — they’ll shrink). Turn the heat to medium and cook, turning occasionally, until browned and crisp, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove the bacon to a plate. Pour the drippings into a bowl and reserve.
- Return the bacon to the skillet in a single layer. Drizzle with the maple syrup and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon pepper. Cook over medium heat, turning the bacon to coat in the syrup, until glazed, about 1 minute; remove to a plate to cool. Brush the cut sides of the buns with some of the bacon drippings. Mix the mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard and hot sauce in a small bowl.
- Season the patties with salt and pepper on both sides. Working in batches, grill the patties until marked on the bottom, 2 minutes, then flip and top each with a slice of cheese. Cover and cook 30 more seconds for medium doneness. Toast the buns on the grill.
- Assemble the burgers: Spread the mayonnaise sauce on the buns. Fill with the pickles, patties (2 per burger) and bacon.
The Value of Community
The Boathouse is print that reminds us of our Dad’s. It looks and feels summer.
It is certain to have a fishing hat nearby. It is a lovely reminder of having a
Dad who loved fishing!