Category Archives: Memories

More Trying Montana — Burying Beauregard

Here is another piece of Trying Montana, the book I never wrote about the time we spent living 18 miles north of Whitefish. It is a phantom book still, about the house we built, the time we nearly started a … Continue reading

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We will all miss you Mr. Pete

Petey died peacefully in my lap this morning in the company of his loving veterinarian. He was almost 18 years old. Even in the past few days, as he seemed to age a lifetime all at once and his medications … Continue reading

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Katie’s Face

Ever since the birth of my first child I have relentlessly questioned whether I have the strength of character, patience, unselfishness and depth of love needed to be a dad. That questioning has been my personal demon, and forced me … Continue reading

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More Trying Montana – The Last Caboose

Here is another piece of Trying Montana, the book I never wrote about the time we spent living in the mountains. This particular essay was the first of the things I wrote after we moved north, and I suppose would … Continue reading

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More Trying Montana — The Day of The Chickens

Here is another part of Trying Montana, the phantom book I never wrote about the time we spent living in the mountains. The Day of the Chickens I was on the telephone, trying to explain about the chickens and about … Continue reading

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Trying Montana—A House With A Name, A Phantom Book

My blog post yesterday entitled The Code of the West, and its reference to the book I never wrote about our time living in Montana, generated some contact from folks who liked what they read. Thanks to all y’all for … Continue reading

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More Trying Montana —The Code of the West

When we lived in Montana I started writing a book that was to be called “Trying Montana,” about our experiences there. I never finished it, although several chapters are complete, and some of those have been recast as essays and … Continue reading

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