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Diverted by Birds
Spring is in the air. The weather is warming up and today is beautiful. The bird fisher was back on the canal. I spotted him on my way to class, which caused a crisis of conscience. I was already late. Should I be later? Well, sometimes you have to consider priorities.
This brings up a lot of questions for me. Obviously this isn't
being done to amuse tourists or project a quaint image of China.
So how effective is this as a fishing technique? Does he
sell the fish or just live on them? Does the fisher really
need the fish to make his living? If so, where,
and how much can he earn from this kind of fishing? If any of my
students can answer these questions, I'd appreciate hearing
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