May 18, 2010

Mountainfilm and Get in Shape Girl: Rehab in Pink

In my mind, it was in the middle of the Miss USA pageant when I first saw the ad. A cadre of young girls in leotards burst through a door and waved ribbons and […]

November 14, 2009

Common Denominator

tape gloves
The trouble with having a blog is a sudden desire to take basic elements like your decision to go to Africa with shoes that suddenly feel too small, […]

October 25, 2009

Edge Dweller

Cathedral Ledge, Photo by Peter Doucette
You might not believe what I’m going to tell you. You might—if you have read things I have written in the past mont […]

July 25, 2009

The Poodle Permanent

Osito in Recovery
I’m not a dog person. I never have been. I once knew a woman who returned a dog for its propensity to drool. She is my mother.
Two weeks ago […]

January 31, 2009

Working Make Believe

It’s 4:34pm on January 31st. I spent the last eight hours working. Today, that work was outside, ice guiding. I know it was work because other people knew I d […]

September 8, 2008


My mother tells me she would be happiest if I were living down the road from her in Montana. Next best, would be in a city with a major airport as a writer. Nex […]

August 18, 2008

Burley Integration

My senior photo for high school was a shot of me in a Crazy Creek chair on a rock next to a lake in Glacier National Park in Montana. More so than a glammed up […]

July 4, 2008

What I Wanted

Two weeks ago I was in New Hampshire. Again. I’d never been to the state until this February, and now I’ve gone on three trips to the North Country. It pull […]

March 26, 2008

Massaged Kale

One week into a four-week road trip in my van and my homing devices are already firing. Like it or not, I seek out the same things each time I travel: […]

March 14, 2008

Snowmobile Drag Race Cancelled

When I was a kid, skiing was more important than anything in the world. I’d wake up and suit up in hand-me-down red racking pants from my cousin Mark and a pi […]