North Dakota

Recent Posts

Reflections on the road less traveled


I spent Labor Day weekend in Sacramento, Calif., helping my oldest daughter and her family move there from Minnesota. My daughter went to college in Minnesota after graduating from Billings Senior High in 1998, then ended up staying there to work and to earn post-graduate degress. And now she’s in Sacramento. (more…) Continue Reading →

Filed under: , , , , ,

Prairie Lights: A long-overdue adios to North Dakota


Five hundred trips later, I may have seen the light at the end of the tunnel. The number could be an exaggeration. Maybe I’ve only driven between Montana and the Twin Cites 70, 80 or 90 times. However many it’s been, we will be making the drive a lot less often. Our daughter and her husband and their daughter will be moving to California this summer. Continue Reading →

Filed under: , , , , ,

Small-town editor takes a big stand in North Dakota

The Billings Gazette had an interesting story this morning about the small-town North Dakota newspaper editor who recently wrote a column letting his readers know that he was gay. It was a pretty courageous act on the part of Bryce Martin, editor of the Bowman County Pioneer, and with his permission, we are reprinting the column here in its entirety:

There’s so much hate in this world and I don’t understand it. Don’t see it for yourself? Scroll through some national news posts on Facebook and you’re guaranteed to find at least one person who has an opinion that isn’t going to impress you. Most of the time, it’s just scatological ramblings filled with snippets of bigotry aimed at some particular person or group of people, made by people that have nothing better to do. Continue Reading →

Filed under: , , ,

Who can resist a winter drive across N.D.?


I doubt we could see all the way to Wibaux from Bismarck, N.D., but I like to think of the magnificent red sunset as our last glimpse of Montana for a week or so. My middle daughter, who was driving, saw the sunset out her rear-view mirror late Friday afternoon, and so of course we had to stop and get some photos. She didn’t see it through the rear window because the only patch of glass visible among our vacation baggage, our supply dump, was about as big as a credit card. (more…) Continue Reading →

Filed under: , , , , , , ,