“The Indigenous Fish” was a concept / idea I had – right about the same time as I was starting up this blog – for a pet store that would sell only locally obtained fish for aquariums. When my wife heard the idea, she thought of adding a restaurant that served only local fish. Ideas bubble up all the time, some of them are good, some not. Many – like the pet store / restaurant – never go anywhere. Others get tossed around for a while and maybe gain momentum. Some ideas, if toyed with and worked on a bit might become something tangible.
It turned out that the best thing about the pet store idea was the name, so I used it for the title of this blog. It may be a good description of me, since I’ve spent so much of my life fishing in the local streams and rivers. Here I’m also fishing – for ideas. This is a place to introduce ideas, sometimes in rough form, then cultivate them. It’s about ideas that can be expressed through words, sounds and pictures, how to grow them, what they become. These posts mark points in time and are like a queue for the print shop and the object making end of things.