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Not Ready To Make Nice

November 14, 2016
Not Ready To Make Nice

Stop telling me not to be angry about the results of this election. Stop the kumbaya appeals for unity. I appreciate your open-mindedness, and pleas that we are all one—not Republicans, not Democrats, but Americans—but I’m afraid I need to call bullshit. I was born in Couer d’Alene, Idaho, a very Montana-like landscape and community.… Continue Reading

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A Note To Our Children

November 10, 2016
A Note To Our Children

Election day note to my nine-year-old daughter. When I got Kamiah down last night, after two hours of sharing what we had anticipated to be a momentous and joyous occasion, things weren’t looking good. After she fell asleep I went downstairs for a couple more hours of heartache and angst. By 11 PM MST, I… Continue Reading

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Smile

November 1, 2016
Smile

I’m injury prone—have been since I was in high school.  While it’s slowed me down over the years, it’s never stopped me from pursuing my passion for exercise, my addiction to dopamine, and my need for keeping my body in motion. My latest injury, sustained in a routine session at the gym, has proven deflating.  … Continue Reading

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An Insiders Take on Yellowstone National Park’s Failure to Close Its Waters

August 25, 2016
An Insiders Take on Yellowstone National Park’s Failure to Close Its Waters

Yellowstone National Park fails to respond to a crisis of unprecedented proportions occurring on its doorstep… I wept Saturday morning as I read the Bozeman Daily Chronicle article detailing the disaster that has recently struck the Yellowstone River, decimating its beloved Mountain Whitefish. A previously unidentified strain of parasite has proliferated throughout the river’s famed… Continue Reading

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Ali Shook Up The World

June 10, 2016
Ali Shook Up The World

He was a generation before my time, but growing up in my house, Muhammad Ali was a religion.  He’s a transcendent figure whose courage and charisma truly shook up the world. As a kid in Chicago my dad fought, Golden Gloves, so I grew up on the sport of boxing.  Though I never saw an… Continue Reading

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Baylor Rape Scandal: Why We Should All Be Feminists

June 2, 2016
Baylor Rape Scandal: Why We Should All Be Feminists

These aren’t random incidents we are seeing.  No, it represents an epidemic of massive proportions.  How is it that we continue to debate whether or not college athletes should be paid, when another major football program has made headlines for sexual assault? First things first.  I read about the most recent case of campus rape late last… Continue Reading

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Love, Dad: Stop Being Busy

May 9, 2016
Love, Dad: Stop Being Busy

My freshest “Love, Dad” column in Montana Parent tackles the busy myth. In a world where children are over-scheduled and constantly on the go, this piece challenges us all to slow down, parenting intentionally and mindfully, giving our children the pace and space they need to be KIDS. I hope you guys enjoy!… Montana Parent,… Continue Reading

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Counting Spoons

April 27, 2016
Counting Spoons

For all of you parents grinding day in and day out to provide your little one(s) love, stability and structure, this one is for you. My March “Love, Dad” column in Montana Parent is all about the wear down factor and how to keep on keeping on. We can count our spoons and remain graceful.… Continue Reading

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Happy Earth Day From Yellowstone Country

April 22, 2016
Happy Earth Day From Yellowstone Country

In honor of Earth Day I wanted to share a little excerpt from Grizzlies on My Mind and Be Audacious.  Though they are two vastly different books, they both tell the story of passion, commitment to a cause, the importance of uncovering purpose and meaning in our lives, all the while celebrating the power of… Continue Reading