Jeff Welsch

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Montana Quarterly publishes ‘best-of’ collection

Here’s something I should have brought to your attention a bit earlier. But better late than never. The Montana Quarterly, the Livingston-based magazine that recently celebrated its 10th anniversary, has published a book of collected pieces under the title, “Montana, Warts and All,” which also happens to be the magazine’s motto. Here’s the official blurb for the book: “Elegant. Literate. Continue Reading →

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David Crisp: The Internet and the death of simple pleasures


I was thinking the other day about how much I hate computers. It’s not just that they have turned every American worker into a computer maintenance technician, or that ads pop up in the middle of the screen while I am trying to read something. It isn’t even that the only language computers seem to understand is profanity, nor that the screen may suddenly go blank at some crucial point. (more…) Continue Reading →

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From the Outpost: Recollections of a legendary wit

Gazette Sports Editor Jeff Welsch wrote a solid farewell column last month for Bill Bighaus, who retired after 23 years as a sports writer at the Gazette. But the column failed to truly capture the range and depth of Bighaus’ remarkable wit. I don’t mean that as a criticism. No single column could have pulled that off, and this one won’t either. Just consider this a modest contribution to the Bighaus legend. Continue Reading →

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