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A perfect day for the long loop home from Red Lodge

Sometimes the shortest way home just isn’t good enough. I had to be in Red Lodge Tuesday evening, and since I wasn’t too keen on driving home afterward—dodging deer in the dark on Highway 212—I spent the night at a friend’s house and left Red Lodge the next morning. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Sustained by a secret


Lay of the Land: A series of essays on the spirit of Montana

I hope we all don’t brag too much about our October 2014 weather. I have already warned the Fishtail coffee klatch on this, because we might regret it. Instead, in our out-of-state conversations, we should emphasize the depths to which the thermometer drops come winter, and we need to mention how many seasonal jobs we all have to work in order to live here. (more…) Continue Reading →

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