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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...

 

Dear Dietician: IBS

Dear Dietitian, I was recently hospitalized overnight for irritable bowel syndrome. The abdominal pain was treated, then I was released the next...

 
 By Dick Geary    Columns    December 4, 2019

Ranching Defined

A man said to the Universe: "Sir, I exist!" "However," replied the Universe, "the fact has not created in me a sense of obligation." (Steven Crane,...

 

Dear Dietician: Tryptophan

Dear Readers, Soon we will be celebrating one of America's favorite holidays, a day our ancestors set aside to give thanks for a plentiful harvest....

 

Churrasco

God never send'th mouth but he sendeth meat. John Heywood c.1497 - c.1580 Via cell video calling I visited with some friends in Brazil this week....

 

Dear Dietitian: Small bowel obstruction

Dear Dietitian, I recently had surgery to correct a small bowel obstruction. I have been following a low fiber diet, but now I've been instructed to...

 

Mountaintop Musings: Are you prepared?

As summer fades to fall many people start worrying about winter. I guess that is a natural thing for us to do. Each season brings about change, new re...

 

Trapped

The best of men That e'er wore earth about him, was a sufferer, A soft, meek, patient, humble, tranquil spirit, The first true gentleman that ever...

 

Dear Dietician: Cold and flu season

Dear Readers, It is estimated that the common cold is responsible for 150 million missed workdays each year in the United States (1). With cold and...

 

Dear Dietician: Nutrition attitudes

Dear Readers: Have you ever endured the unpleasant experience of someone criticizing or ridiculing your food choices? One day at lunch, the...

 

Mountaintop Musings: Finding Balance in the Swings of Life

I must say that I have really enjoyed the World Series so far this year. Of course, I am rooting for the Houston Astros and by now they may well be...

 
 By Dick Geary    Columns    October 30, 2019

A hard hunt, a ne'er do well & a missed bull

"Blessed is the man who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed" - Alexander Pope. It was during the mid 1960's. I was 17 or 18, and Dan,...

 

Dear Dietician: Raw Milk

Dear Dietitian, I have a friend who drinks raw, unpasteurized milk. She claims it has many health benefits, and that pasteurization of milk is...

 
 By Dick Geary    Columns    October 23, 2019

The pistoleiros of Mato Grosso

I had been in Barra do Bugres, Mato Grosso for six months when they had to kill Pedrão. He was one of the four professional assassins, or...

 

Dear Dietitian: Eating healthy

Dear Dietitian, Please settle an argument between my wife and me. Our eleven-year-old son is about twenty pounds overweight. My wife, who has been...

 

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