"Like Riding a Bicycle Backwards to the Moon"

In the Miami Herald, Susan Cocking profiles Jay Grant, a homeless woodworker who lives to fish and typifies the holdover hippies who manage to find a paradise in Key West. “Grant, 61, spends most of his time tying flies (using the Toyota’s steering wheel to anchor the vice); poring over tide charts and aerial maps; and fishing from a secondhand yellow, plastic Prism kayak that he carries atop the truck. When he needs money for fishing supplies, he builds trophy cases, boxes, and tables from fine wood crafted Japanese-style at a friend’s shop on Stock Island.”

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