Randy Pierson: It takes a...Nation

“Ooh, it really makes me wonder…” 

Dateline: Lake Hartwell

“A little magic can take you a long way.”
Roald Dahl

It is said somewhere, least I hope it is so, that your life will become a masterpiece once you master peace, meaning that even though we have different names for it, be it miracles, be it God, be it Karma that sometimes when seemingly bad things happen to you, there be a bit of magic underfoot.

Wait for it, get out of your own way and, wait for it. 

Only life and death, is life and death, everything else is frankly just a pain in the arse if you know deep within that there may in fact be miracles, there may in fact be someone watching over us, there may in fact be Karma.

But there is damn sure, Magic.

Elite Angler, Randy Pierson:  “Sometimes things are just meant to be, you know db.” 

I do…Magic. 

“…yes, there are two paths…”

When you don’t have a spreadsheet to look at, when math or numbers aren’t available you must go by words, and more importantly, pauses. 

Before we launch this Lake Hartwell Elite gig this week here’s Randy’s Elite spreadsheet:

Four total tourneys, one being the Classic, one being in 2003, total winnings $20,000.

What’s not listed, but I know it to be true because I was sitting next to him, is this: BASS Nation Champion 2018.

Champion, the dude came from California to Pickwick in Alabama and won it all, got himself some cash (I think), got him a new boat and truck, and got the ticket into the Elites earned when he hoisted the hardware that has engraved upon it Nation Champion.

That’s the spreadsheet, dig now his words.

“… you can go by…” 

"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on."
Robert Frost