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“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.


9 responses

  1. I think it stinks that, even on your blog…………I have to see ads for singles! Or ads at all!

    September 3, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    • J Moser

      Hey, thanks for letting me know that is happening. I do not see ads on here nor when I look at other WordPress sites, but there may be a setting or something on here that I need to adjust. I will check. There may be browser settings or security on your end that might be letting ads through as well, though I can’t say for sure. But I definitely agree that it sucks that we have to see so much advertising, period!

      September 3, 2012 at 7:32 pm

  2. J Moser

    Update: I’m still looking into the advertising issue… WordPress apparently does place ads on users’ sites, though I’ve still never seen one. They claim that any user who is logged in will not see ads, though it sounds like the ads are still appearing. I can pay a $60 annual fee to have my WordPress.com site ad free, however, I am considering moving this site to WordPress.org, where it would be hosted on a server that I can control better. Will let you know how it goes. Meanwhile, please bear with the ads when you see them, and keep in mind that sometimes I link to other sites and services, like YouTube, which have their own policies about advertising content.

    September 4, 2012 at 4:59 pm

  3. I had mentioned before you can get bugs on your browser which cause ads which was my case with “Rival Gaming”. I ‘d never heard of such a thing and had to read forums to get rid of it. I’m not seeing any ads on WordPress since I fixed this problem.

    September 5, 2012 at 10:20 am

    • J Moser

      Indeed, I recall your discussion and have been meaning to ask for details. We need an O and A fix soon anyway. Hope to see you. Going to University of Richmond with T tomorrow morning around 10 AM to photograph rootballs if you’re interested.

      September 5, 2012 at 12:26 pm

  4. I use Google Chrome at BigK’s suggestion because it is lighter and runs faster. You can use the Control to access settings, go to extensions and you can see if there is something you didn’t install running.

    Google is irritating by how much they want to control it all. Look who has joined the band wagon, I guess I’m in good company! The 13th would have been mom’s birth day so I hoping somehow I make the Trailer (LOL).


    Both of us are free in the am, stop on by!

    September 5, 2012 at 7:30 pm

  5. p.s. I’m hoping I’ll be able to see this without joining Google+, which I won’t do, for the same reasons I’m not on Facebook. If life could just be that simple.

    September 5, 2012 at 7:51 pm

  6. The Wetlands
    Landria Dr.
    Richmond VA 23225
    The Wetlands area is located just downstream of Pony Pasture at the end of Landria Dr. and features walking trails, wildlife blinds and excellent opportunities to watch birds. There is also a shallow sandy beach with flat water. Parking for 7 cars.

    After our rain out this morning I found this. I’ve been looking for the wildlife blinds in town that I heard about. Wonder if this is really good bird watching?

    September 6, 2012 at 2:49 pm

  7. BTW – haven’t seen the ads for the last couple of times I’ve visited The Indigenous Fish, so all is well!

    November 24, 2012 at 7:38 pm

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