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Jim Mize

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Jim Mize has written humor and nostalgia for magazines including Gray's Sporting Journal, Fly Fisherman Magazine, Field & Stream, and a number of conservation magazines, picking up over fifty Excellence In Craft awards along the way. His most recent book, a collection of humor for fly fisherman entitled A Creek Trickles Through It, was awarded best outdoor book in 2014 by the Southeastern Outdoor Press Association. More on Jim and his writing activities can be found at acreektricklesthroughit.com

Recent Posts

Musings from the Front Porch

Musings from the Front Porch

The front porch has become symbolic of the rural South and a cherished place for folks to relax, regroup and even make sense of world's problems....

A Scholarship That Takes You Outdoors

A Scholarship That Takes You Outdoors

Learn how to put your children's or grandchildren's passion for the outdoors into action by applying for the annual Outdoor Journalist Education...

Gift Ideas For The Family Dog

Gift Ideas For The Family Dog

Looking for some useful and practical dog or dog owner gift ideas? Dog-lover and outdoorsman Jim Mize shares his favorite accessories for the family...

Commonsense Tips To Protect Your Home From Wildfires

Commonsense Tips To Protect Your Home From Wildfires

This year's dry summer and fall have many landowners thinking about wildfires. Fortunately, there is much you can do to reduce your home's risk of...

Tips for Identifying Animals That Pass in the Night

Tips for Identifying Animals That Pass in the Night

Country living gives us a front-row seat to listen for and observe various nocturnal creatures. In this article, outdoorsman Jim Mize shares tips on...

The Feel of an Old Quilt

The Feel of an Old Quilt

As the days get shorter and the nights chillier, there's nothing like the comforting feel of an old quilt. Writer Jim Mize shares the story of his...

The Science Behind Why Leaves Change Color in Autumn

The Science Behind Why Leaves Change Color in Autumn

Country living near forests affords one a beautiful view of fall colors. But have you ever wondered why leaves change color in Autumn? Read on to...

The Best Weather Gadgets To Track Conditions in Rural Areas

The Best Weather Gadgets To Track Conditions in Rural Areas

In some rural places, the weather can vary significantly from the local weather report. Outdoorsman Jim Mize shares his favorite low-tech and...

The Importance of Wildlife Corridors the Landowner's Role in Preserving Biodiversity

The Importance of Wildlife Corridors & the Landowner's Role in Preserving Biodiversity

Discover how wildlife corridors are helping reconnect fragmented sections of animal habitat while increasing human safety, plus how to use your rural...

Heard It Through the Grapvine

Heard It Through the Grapvine

How does news get around rural communities these days? Hint: it's not all by social media or newsfeed. Humor writer, outdoorsman and rural-living...