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Science Matters

April 23, 2017
Science Matters

I’ve done a lot of Earth Day presentations over the years, but this represents one of my ALLTIME favorites, speaking at the California Academy of Sciences, an amazing place brimming with brilliant men and women doing essential research and work that matters. It’s hard to fathom in 2017, that we need to march in order… Continue Reading

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College Campus Rape Culture

March 2, 2017
College Campus Rape Culture

Why is this an issue no one wants to talk about? Why is this an issue I never even heard our first female presidential candidate mention? Just thinking about the rape epidemic on college campuses literally hijacks me.  It’s an issue I’m passionate about—one that I speak and write about.  One that I talk to baristas and complete… Continue Reading

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Eddie Would Go

February 10, 2017
Eddie Would Go

Spinning at the gym late last week, it hit me. I needed to get away—get outside, in nature, and most importantly, in water. I swim.  I’m religious about it.  Ever since my wheels (legs) began to fail four winters ago, I’ve swum 4-7 days a week.  It’s what I’ve got, so it’s what I do. … Continue Reading

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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