The Greatest Show in the West

October 31, 2019  •  3 Comments
The Swan Valley takes fall very seriously. The space between the great ranges - Mission and Swan Mountains - does not yield to winter without first staging a grand theatric performance replete with curtain calls, special effect lighting, and a story arc as improbable as it is compelling. My friend Cory, a wildlife photographer, and I are yearly tic...
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Blue Collar Photography

October 18, 2019  •  2 Comments
I won the first marathon I ever ran. I lost the second, third, fourth and fifth. In fact, I never even placed in another marathon. The first ultramarathon I ever ran (50 miles) resulted in winning the Montana USATF State Championship. Then, just like the marathon, all subsequent ultras ended less favorably (dropping out, not placing, etc.). Initia...
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Where Mountains become Sky and the Idea of God Persists

October 03, 2019  •  1 Comment
I am not a nature-worshipper, I do not seek God in wild places. Truth to tell, I am not overly concerned with where God is or isn’t, but rather where I feel the least anxious, and, consequently, the most free. Those are the places that I tend to wander. For me, the mountains are where anxiety reaches its nadir. The mountains, in this sense, represe...
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