Stephen Ambrose is full of crap. Or, if he indeed thinks of the Missouri River from Coal Banks to Judith Landing that “Of all the historic and/or scenic sights we have visited in the world, this is number one” he just simply didn’t get out much. Ambrose is the most prominent of the many […]
Wherein adventure means that things did not go as intended. Until this past weekend LB had gone his entire life without spending a night apart from his mama. The fervent complication that is making sure an infant takes care of itself took me enough by surprise that all sorts of ambitions came and went while […]
Or; what the hell I’ve been doing for the past month. When I look at a graph of the number of posts I’ve made here each month for the past 10.5 years a number of significant trends become obvious. First, that the average number of posts went down back in 2010 when I switched from […]
One of the most significant moments in parenting, for us 21st century types for whom proliferation of the species is both an abstraction and a choice, is mourning the trappings of your pre-kid life as they are filed and filtered away, never to be seen again. With an infant around your life will become totally […]
Two years ago Little Bear was born on M’s birthday. Today we’re celebrating that fulfilling and challenging time, and looking forward to a few quiet days in a little corner of civilization and then the backcountry. See everyone on the other side.
Summer has emphatically arrived in Montana, with a solid week of highs in the 90s and little wind or thunderstorms to break things up, but enough lightning strikes in the broader neighborhood to get one worrying that August might justify its seed with a burly crop of fires. It was in brief an ideal time […]
Our Double Duck has been one of the essential kid purchases. That one boat can fit all of us, gear for 4+ days, and be under six pounds is remarkable (it’s lighter and packs smaller than the modern Yukon Yak). That said, it has acute limitations which heavier, bigger volume multi-person boats would not; namely […]