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 By Dick Geary    Columns    October 2, 2019

A measure of sense

Loyalty to petrified opinion never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul. Mark Twain  Inscribed under his bust in The Hall of Fame The U.S. owes...

 

Dear Dietician: Wheat & gluten

Dear Dietitian, I've been experiencing a lot of digestive problems like stomach cramping and bloating. My friend who has celiac disease thinks I may...

 

City Bands Embodied Early Montana Communities (Pt. 3)

Note: This is excerpted from "The Missoula City Band: Stories in Time." By the end of the 19th century, the Garden City Band had improved enough to pe...

 

Debunking the Perception of "Self"

Debunking the Perception of “Self” Part 2 For those of you who were expecting a “Musing” last week I apologize. I have been so busy with ministry and family that come Monday morning last week...

 

Pragmatic Matt

Matt announced to his family that he was finally going to clean out the horse barn. With the passing of the work teams and the introduction of ATVs,...

 

Dear Dietician: Addiction

Many of us know someone who has struggled with an addiction. Perhaps they have tried to quit smoking or are addicted to drugs like heroin or...

 

City Bands Embodied Early Montana Communities (Pt. 2)

Note: This is excerpted from "The Missoula City Band: Stories in Time." By the mid-1890s, the City Band had emerged as the default 'go-to'...

 

Parsimonious behavior

As post-war baby boomers, most of us had parents who had suffered through the Great Depression, and then WWII. They faced the poverty of the 1930s and...

 

Dear Dietician: Iron deficiency

Dear Dietitian, My teenage daughter was recently diagnosed with iron-deficiency anemia. She follows a vegan diet and has been taking a vegan...

 

City Bands Embodied Early Montana Communities (Pt. 1)

The history of the Missoula City Band in many ways mirrors the history of Missoula, Montana. Since Missoula's virtual beginning – the time Montana...

 

The soft nature of Southern climates

The leaves fall early this autumn, in wind. The paired butterflies are already yellow with August. Over the grass in the West garden; They hurt me. I...

 

Dear Dietician: Gastroparesis

Dear Dietitian, I have acid reflux and gastroparesis, both are under good control with medication. I drink water and sugar-free sports drinks, and...

 

A section of the Stonewall Vegetation Project area in late 2017 shows the effect of the Park Creek fire led the Forest Service to re-analyze portions of the project. (Roger Dey Photo)

Biblically speaking the idea of “self-assurance” is one area of thinking that can lead to many problems. If we think that we are the source of all our blessings (material and immaterial) we do God...

 

Bull Trout in the Blackfoot

I spent a large part of my youth fishing: the Blackfoot River, Nevada Creek, Brown's Lake, the small creeks near Helmville, plus the pond behind our...

 

Dear Dietician: Precisioin Nutrition

Dear Readers, You may have heard about an innovative approach to dietary intervention known as precision nutrition (PN). This approach includes indivi...

 
 By Dick Geary    Columns    August 28, 2019

A very good run of friendship

I have an old Peace Corps friend visiting for a few days. In 1972 we met in New Orleans, along with a group of 160 other new volunteers. The orientati...

 

Dear Dietician: Fruits, vegetables, and whole grains

Dear Readers, Do you get enough fruits, vegetables, and whole grains in your diet? Most of us don't. These foods are rich in vitamins, minerals,...

 

Mountaintop Musings: Conquering the Problem of Self

Looking at some of the people in my life I realize that we are often our biggest barrier to a satisfying life. Most problems in my life have their beginning with the decisions Dave has made. Sure, som...

 
 By Dick Geary    Columns    August 21, 2019

A Sense of Absence

I knew my father was dead when the helicopter flew low over my house. The ambulance had gone past with lights and siren a few minutes before. I...

 

Dear Dietician: Sugar and cancer

Dear Dietitian, I enjoy a small glass of juice every morning at breakfast and was shocked to read that sugary drinks, even fruit juices, can increase...

 
 By Dick Geary    Columns    August 14, 2019

An unexpected compliment

It was in Summer School where we Catholic kids learned catechism in preparation for our first communions and confirmations. Two nuns would come to...

 

Dear Dietician: Eggs

Dear Readers, Eggs have made headlines again with a study recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Is it the...

 
 By Judy Spath    Columns    August 7, 2019

Guest column: Benefits Available to Seniors

There are many benefits available to Seniors. Programs disregard a small amount of money-if you are close to qualifying, consider applying. Rocky Mountain Development Council is coming to the Lincoln...

 
 By Dave Carroll    Columns    August 7, 2019

Mountaintop Musings: The Problem of "Self"

This subject may take several “Musings” to cover it, so if this interests you, you may want to keep this one so you can read them together. It seems to me that just about everyone of us is...

 
 By Dick Geary    Columns    August 7, 2019

A Tedious Chore

Until the late 1950s and early 60s, milk cows were an essential part of the operation of most ranches. The large numbers of children in the families...

 

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