Category Archives: N.O.S.

This is not a business

But I am asking you to buy things. Back in 2010 the end of grad school and move to a new place, with what was finally and undeniably a real job, properly prompted introspection.  One prominent result was upgrading this … Continue reading

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The Big question

Where to live?  A question of massive importance that for obvious reasons we’ve been pondering a lot lately.  With a kid and a lot of stuff future moves will ideally trend toward the number of digits needed to eat chicken … Continue reading

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Next, next

“End and goal; Not every end is a goal.  The end of a melody is not its goal: but nonetheless, had the melody not reached its end it would not have reached its goal either. A parable.” -Nietzsche, Wanderer… #204 … Continue reading

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Next

It’s 930 miles from Whitefish, Montana to Fruita, Colorado.  We left, as has become habit, around 800pm.  730 is close enough to Little Bear’s bedtime to ensure a tranquil transition to sleep, but M forgot her snowboots and he had … Continue reading

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Only the big things

Since we returned to Montana in early January, Little Bear has continued sleeping like a 6 month old should, which is to say not for especially long.  M and I are bumping along just fine, but smaller things like household … Continue reading

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Forest Service cabins of Montana

You should know about the forest service cabins in Montana.  Retired patrol cabins, ranger stations, fire lookouts, and private residences which have gone into public hands, they’re one of the great secrets of public lands recreation in North America. Why … Continue reading

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The death of the Baring Creek cabin

A couple years ago I spent a few nights, alone, at the Baring Creek cabin along St. Mary Lake in Glacier National Park. A few days ago it burnt down in the Reynolds Creek fire. The press copy about “the … Continue reading

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My favorite salsa recipe

Ingredients: 9 jalapenos 4 small onions 1 head garlic 2 cans stewed tomatoes with garlic 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar salt olive oil Slice jalapenos into ~1cm pieces, roughly dice onions, peel and halve garlic cloves.  (If you’re averse to … Continue reading

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The National Bison Range

If you happen to be in Montana, driving between Kalispell and Missoula or vice versa, I recommend you take a few hours and swing by the National Bison Range. Encompassing a low range of grassy mountains at the south end … Continue reading

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7 months

The kid is due in just a little over two months, which means that life is already unalterably different, and that the rules of engagement have already changed.  As a matter of course M is now carrying around the equivalent … Continue reading

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