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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

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 waters, killing thousands of this native fish. The waters of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem—one of the… 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

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Swimming Into Positive Visualization

April 4, 2016
Swimming Into Positive Visualization

Every Sunday morning I head to the pool for a rendezvous with 2,000 meters of water. Like all of life, some days are easier than others. On brilliant bluebird days like yesterday in Bozeman, it’s hard to go inside to swim, but yesterday, like all days, I emerged better for it. Swimming is my anti-depressant.… Continue Reading

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Because It Matters

April 3, 2016
Because It Matters

If you want to write, write. If you want to create, create. If you want to inspire, inspire. That is SUN pouring in the window at Sola Cafe. It’s a glory day in Yellowstone Country after a week of daily snow flurries. I rose early as I do every Saturday and busted out an upper… Continue Reading

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Love+Courage=Grace

March 25, 2016
Love+Courage=Grace

I’ve always loved the word grace. It simultaneously conjures up elements of fluidity and stability. A way of moving and a form of prayer. A symbol of respect and a gesture of generosity. To move with grace signifies finesse and to interact with grace represents an act of kindness. When we live with character and… Continue Reading