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 By Dave Carroll    Columns    January 22, 2020 

Mountain top Musings: Recognizing the True Value of Life

The other evening my wife and I were over at some friend's house for dinner. While there we watched the Mecum Auto auction for a while. It was excitin...

 
 By Dick Geary    Columns    January 22, 2020 

The corner gate

"It is impossible to please all the world and one's father." Jean de La Fontaine Fables (1668) Family owned ranches and farms demand a familial unity...

 

Dear Dietician: Diets

Dear Readers, Now that we are getting settled into the new year, many of us are working on getting healthier. There is so much information about...

 

Dear Dietician: Sugars

Dear Readers, Another year is behind us, and now it's time to get back to our normal routines. Many of us, including myself, have overeaten during...

 
 By Dick Geary    Columns    January 15, 2020

High-headed creatures

My father and two of his brothers spent their entire lives on the ranch. Two served in WWII, but the other never left the property. They were...

 

Mountaintop Musings: The Cure for Worry

Lately I have found great contentment in some areas that have caused me much stress. However, as I write this column, I find that some of those...

 
 By Jim Oly    Columns    January 8, 2020

Hey Howdy Hey

Just wanted to send out a little Hey Howdy Hey of thanks to the fellows who run the Lincoln Transfer Site. Doug Cousins, who has been there 15 years and Dan Thomas who is under a month shy of three...

 

Southwest Montana Provides Distinctive Stories (Part 4 of 4)

For the most part, the physical and social geography of Southwest Montana has changed little with the passage of time. Ranching and agriculture are...

 

Dear Dietitian: Resolutions

Dear Readers, The New Year is upon us, and along with it, come those resolutions. There is room for improvement in all our lives, right? As many as 70...

 
 By Dick Geary    Columns    January 8, 2020

A choice of suffering

Unearned suffering is redemptive. - Martin Luther King I had been in Barra do Bugres for about six months when a stranger knocked at my door. I could...

 

From My Perspective

Hi, and welcome to the first edition of a new column I've been working on called "From my Perspective." I mean let's face it, everyone has an...

 

Southwest Montana Provides Distinctive Stories (Part 3 of 4)

Fur trappers, followed quickly on the heels of Lewis and Clark into the new frontier. Searching for beaver to satisfy the latest fashion demands of...

 

Dear Dietitian: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

Dear Readers, I thought it would be good to end 2019 on a positive note, and according to an analysis of the National Health and Nutrition...

 
 By Dick Geary    Columns    January 1, 2020

Circling the ranch

While in Barra do Bugres during my third year in the Peace Corps, Sr. René stopped by my house and asked me to attend a churrasco at his place on...

 

Mountaintop Musings: A Hopeful Time of Year, Redux

Father Time just keeps moving along doesn't He? Here we are facing 2020 in just another week. Over the past few years I have found it a bit harder to...

 
 By Jim Oly    Columns    December 25, 2019

Hey Howdy Hey

Well Christmas isn’t just around the corner anymore. It’s here. People are still out shopping until the very last minute and taking “extreme measure” trying to find the latest high-tech...

 

Dear Dietician: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Dear Dietitian, My husband has been diagnosed with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. His doctor told him to lose weight, and he tries, but he ends...

 

Brazilian Christmas

The Brazilians don't trade many presents during Christmas, preferring to have family/friends gatherings centered around "churrascos," or meat roasted...

 

Southwest Montana Provides Distinctive Stories (Part 2 of 4)

An important portion of The Corps of Discovery's journey occurred in southwest Montana. On July 19, 1805, Lewis and his men were struggling up the...

 

Dear Dietician: meat substitutes

Dear Dietitian, This past weekend, a friend encouraged me to try a meatless burger. I was pleasantly surprised to find that it was delicious and...

 

Haying in winter

Work and pray, live on hay, You'll get a pie in the sky when you die. - Joe Hill (Joseph Hillstrom) The Preacher and the Slave I've written a number...

 

Mountain Top Musings: A Hopeful Time of Year

As I think back about the way Congress has failed to address some major issues, I cannot help but scratch my head and wonder “What do they think...

 

Southwest Montana Provides Distinctive Stories (Part 1 of 4)

Defining a province like Southwest Montana is subjective. For us, an imaginary line commences at Lolo Pass west of Missoula and moves east along Inter...

 

Dear Dietician: FODMAP

Dear Dietitian, I have irritable bowel syndrome and appreciated your column on a high fiber diet to manage IBS. My symptoms are usually pretty...

 

Montana Tales & Trails: For some, Elk Hunting is like religion

Bless me father for I have sinned. My last elk hunt was several years ago. In Montana, elk hunting is akin to religion. You don't have to be a true be...

 

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