Slack Tide by Matt Labash

Matt Labash
Taking life as it comes, not necessarily in that order
Created 09 Jul 2021
  • Surviving Turkey Day
    24 Nov 2021 • 5 min read • 31 22
    For several years off and on, in between my regular duties of being a model father and husband, a lion of long-form journalism, and a decorated war hero (I served with distinction and unflagging coura...
  • Half-Sweet Release
    20 Nov 2021 • 10 min read • 24 45
    Not long ago, I started a mini-tiff within my email fishing circle. “What is an email fishing circle?” a normal person might ask. Fair question. It’s people I write back-and-forth with about fly fishi...
  • Jesus Wept
    17 Nov 2021 • 10 min read • 57 106
    Jesus, upon finding out that John Hagee is on his team As a lifelong evangelical Christian and a military brat who grew up in a succession of Southern Baptist churches and schools, I am no stranger to...
  • Fall Guy
    13 Nov 2021 • 9 min read • 44 57
    When I was a teenager, I didn’t have much use for autumn. Because autumn meant the end of summer, and the end of summer meant the end of all that was good and righteous in my world. No more staying up...
  • The Other Side of Bothsidesism
    09 Nov 2021 • 9 min read • 58 111
    One of the hazards of writing in public, as opposed to writing privately in my Feelings Journal, is that you get criticized in public as well. This doesn’t happen in most jobs. If you’re a bus driver ...
  • Spots of Time
    05 Nov 2021 • 11 min read • 84 74
    And all is seared with trade; bleared, smeared with toil; And wears man’s smudge and shares man’s smell: the soil Is bare now, nor can foot feel, being shod. And for all this, nature is never spent; T...
  • Stuck In The Middle
    02 Nov 2021 • 11 min read • 58 64
    Adam Kinzinger, seated, at a House Republican Conference meeting When people ask me what I am, I often tell them “tired.” Then, when they specify that no, they were asking about my political orientati...
  • Leave Supermodels Alone
    29 Oct 2021 • 8 min read • 50 106
    The other night, after I’d had a little too much of this world, I decided to bathe in cleansing waters and scour my soul by watching the new E! True Hollywood Story episode on Victoria’s Secret. (Yes,...
  • Dead Subjects
    26 Oct 2021 • 15 min read • 55 39
    By now, readers of these missives have likely ascertained that I have no ambitions to become a Media Empire. While I strongly encourage you to keep those subscriptions coming – Daddy’s medicine, Maker...
  • Fish-syphus
    22 Oct 2021 • 9 min read • 58 56
    For the last decade and a half, like Sisyphus, I have rolled a rock uphill. When I reach the summit, I momentarily stop, see the rock teeter, and as with the accursed mythological symbol of futility, ...
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