Saturday, November 16, 2002

A "dead drift" is a flyfishing technique where a subsurface fly is cast across and upstream in a river. The fly then follows the river's current which may lead it into a deep pool, sweep it past a rock, or carry it near a sunken log where there may lurk a large fish that will strike at it as it passes by. Thus, dead-drifting is a process of discovery, where the fisherman allows his fly to follow the natural course of a river to probe its secrets.

Thus the title "Dead Drifts" for this journal: by casting out ideas and letting them flow through a river of thought and discussion, perhaps we can entice the truth to strike.