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  • Help! My Husband Fishes Too Much

    first_imgDear Mountain Mama,My husband works all week. When the weekend rolls around, all he wants to do is go fly fishing. Before we got married, we used to go camping and hiking together. Now he fishes too much – can you help?Thanks,Fishing WidowDear Fishing Widow,Ever since I moved here two years ago, I’ve wondered why anyone would stand in cold water for hours on end only to release any fish caught. The look of utter contentment on any fly fisher’s face bewildered me even more.When a friend offered to take my fishing, it wasn’t the fish that excited me. Rather, the opportunity to see why he was so hooked on the river is what made me give up a Saturday afternoon to stand in the cold water beside him.It took seeing a trout move through the cold water, with a rod in hand to understand the magical river world fly fishers visit. Stepping into a river with waders on transforms a person. Fly fishing required me to become part of the river environment, anticipating a fish’s every movement. I started to notice individual fish, their habits and preferences.For that afternoon, casting was the start of a courtship based on a great respect for the river and love of trout. Hours passed without me thinking to look at my watch. I was entirely consumed with the where I was at that moment.Fishing Widow, the saying “if you can’t beat them, join them” seems applicable here. Have you ever given fly fishing a chance? Now I’m not proposing that you tag along with your fishing-obsessed husband next weekend. There’s no surer path to marital mishap than one spouse trying to teach another spouse anything, much less something as complicated as fly fishing.But what about going fly fishing with other fishing widows? There’s an international program called Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) where women of all ages, from all weekends come together for a weekend and learn outdoor skills, including fishing.So Fishing Widow, grab your waders and go get your fly on! Before you know it, you and your husband may be planning fly fishing camping trips.Yours,Mountain MamaGot a question for Mountain Mama? Send it herelast_img read more

  • ‘LRA Unshakably Committed To Fighting Corruption’

    first_imgThe Commissioner General of the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) Mrs. Elfrieda Stewart Tamba says her administration is unshakably committed to visibly fighting corruption.She said the LRA has adopted a radical stance in battling corruption and taking actions to spur revenue generation for the good of the country and people.“We at the LRA have taken a no nonsense approach to combating corruption. For us, Zero Tolerance is the name of the game,” Mrs. Tamba declared Wednesday, December 9, in Monrovia, when she gave the keynote address at a program marking International Anti-Corruption Day.Mrs. Tamba said the war against corruption in Liberia will remain elusive, despite the many anti-corruption agencies set up by government, unless everyone from every walk of life takes concrete and sustainable actions to curtail the vice.The LRA Commissioner General said although significant progress has been made in combating corruption in the country and at the LRA, there remain many leakages within the revenue system which demand more concrete and collective actions to deal with the unwholesome practice.As a mark of institutional commitment, Mrs. Tamba stated that every employee at the LRA is compelled to sign a professional code of conduct that is being vigorously implemented to deter corruption, while robustly collecting the Liberian people’s taxes.Among other corruption fighting measures, the LRA has established a Professional Ethics Division that is actively investigating ethical transgressions, an Anti-Smuggling arm proactively combating smuggling, while its middle and back offices are being strengthened to data mine and more easily detect fraud and evasion.“We are not there yet,” the Commissioner General acknowledged to an audience of government officials, development partners and hundreds of students. There is still much more work to be done, added Mrs. Tamba. “There is still corruption but we are unshakably committed to visibly fighting corruption and to taking action.”She called on the public to join the LRA in fighting corruption by reporting bribery, collusion, seeking of ‘cold water’ among others. “If you are out there and want to fight corruption come and help us,” she urged.The LRA also has an effective whistleblower program and has recently made a recommendation to the Minister of Finance and Development Planning to increase the award to 10% of the taxes recovered. “We are cultivating alliances; we are using risk profiling to facilitate faster intervention. We are working hard at building internal strength,” she added.Mrs. Tamba said the war on corruption can be won only if everyone—teachers, the police and judiciary, legislature, the church, marketers, journalists, students, community leaders, among others—commit themselves to doing a little more.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more