Tonight, during a trivia competition, I was reminded of the tremendous heritage and culture that makes Montana such a unique state. In 2016, 67,222 Montana resident were recognized as being Native American in a state with a total population of 1,062,330. Seven Federally recognized Tribes exist in Montana today The Blackfeet Nation The Chippewa Cree TribeContinue reading “First Peoples”
A friend gave me a copy of “Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit” by Michael Finkel. This quick read is a narrative account of Christopher Knight’s 2o plus years of living in solitude near a central Maine lake. Knight lived within walking distance of hundreds of vacation cabins but camouflagedContinue reading “Stranger in the Woods”
Every summer my daughter leaves the state to attend camp for four weeks. Though her absence is intensely felt in our little family, I relish the opportunity to communicate with her through letters only. I find that I communicate things that I would never bring up verbally with her. I also know she is going toContinue reading “Camp”
Nearly a decade ago, I lived in Central Montana and opportunities for live music were dismal. Western Montana has just enough to keep my appetite for the experience satiated.
Crossing Brooklyn Ferry BY WALT WHITMAN 3 It avails not, time nor place—distance avails not, I am with you, you men and women of a generation, or ever so many generations hence, Just as you feel when you look on the river and sky, so I felt, Just as any of you is one of aContinue reading “Self Portrait 43”