2012 Cabela's B.A.S.S. Federation Nation Eastern Divisional
Mystic/Charles River - Medford, MA, Sep 12 - 14, 2012

Fed Nation Mosaic

About the author

Don Barone

Don Barone

db has been in the reporting biz for over 30 years, won some Emmys and other awards, but is proudest of his four-decade marriage, his two kids and the fact he founded Tackle The Storm Foundation to help children.

“Big ships out in the night…”

Dateline:  Banks of the Mystic River

Before me,

is the canvas.

The story.

Your story.

I don’t get to choose the canvas, I do though get to choose,

the brushstrokes.

And while I can’t explain, the canvas, I can explain, the brushstrokes.

Can explain, the palate I will draw from.

Can explain, how it is I see what is in front of me.

What it is I see.

As I look at the blank canvas that will be a story.

What it is that I see, is the parts,

not the sum.

Micro, not macro.

What I see, is our sameness, not our differences.  It is what I choose to see, what I choose to put on my canvas.

Some, choose, what separates us, from each other.

But if you look through my lens, you can’t help but see, our sameness.

I think that we tend to forget that, how much we are alike, as opposed to how much, we are not.