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 By Dave Carroll    Columns    December 11, 2019 

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 their job is?” I mean we have put up with some of...

 

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 responsibilities, and finding a new rhythm for life....

 

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 the champions. If not, they and the Washington...

 
 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...

 
 By Dick Geary    Columns    October 16, 2019

A serious and sophisticated game

I watch a lot of baseball during the season, which runs from April to the end of November. I enjoy the other televised sports, but with the disinteres...

 

Fort Benton: The Birthplace of Montana (Part 2)

In September 1887, the railroad arrived at Fort Benton, signaling the end of the era of river trade, and it seemed the town would die. But a Canadian...

 

Dear Dietician: orthorexia

Dear Dietitian, My thirteen-year-old daughter started a new healthy eating program about six months ago. She seems obsessed with healthy eating and...

 

This is Montana: Fort Benton: The Birthplace of Montana (Part 1)

Fort Benton rests along the mighty Missouri River. Founded in 1846, it's the oldest town in Montana. During its first century, Fort Benton would...

 

Mountaintop Musings:

I have been guilty of placing myself at the center of the universe. My needs are most important, I have the solution, and everyone else must accept that. I would bet that everyone reading this has bee...

 
 By Dick Geary    Columns    October 9, 2019

The poor old cow's not just to blame

Brazil is burning the Amazon again. Their new president has declared an open season on both the environment and indigenous people. I liked his...

 

Dear Dietician: Fad diets

Dear Readers, It seems there is always a fad diet out there that, once and for all, will solve our problems. Many of us have been on these diets,...

 

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