The Reading List – 2015

“A book may be compared to your neighbor: fi it be good, it cannot last too long; if bad, you cannot get rid of it too early.” –Rupert Brooke

I had so much fun putting together “The Reading List – 2014” last year that I’ve been compiling my list for 2015 ever since then. Who knew 2015 would fly by so fast!

Fear not! Even with 2016 knocking at the door, I have a fantastic group of books I want to share with you that have really inspired me this year. Continue reading


The Reading List – 2014

“We don’t need to have just one favorite. We keep adding favorites. Our favorite book is always the book that speaks most directly to us at a particular stage in our lives. And our lives change. We have other favorites that give us what we most need at that particular time. But we never lose the old favorites. They’re always with us. We just sort of accumulate them.” –Lloyd Alexander

“What books have you been reading lately?”

In all honesty, it’s a question I love hearing, and sorta fear hearing. One, because the person asking somehow believes I have good taste in books and literature… me?? Yikes!

Yet I love it because Continue reading

Top 10 Most Asked Questions About Montana (And Their Answers)

“If there are no stupid questions, then what kind of questions do stupid people ask? Do they get smart just in time to ask questions?” —Scott Adams

Since leaving my home state and living in the Midwest during my undergraduate studies, I’ve been asked a lot of questions about Montana. I have since moved back (and although I originally posed some of these questions in a previous post), new questions keep coming. I felt it would be fun to add some of these new ones and expand on a few of the previous answers.

So for your entertainment (or maybe as much for mine), I have a top 10 list of questions I’ve genuinely been asked about Montana. A little goofy, a little interesting, and a whole lot of strange… Continue reading

What’s there to do in Montana?

“I gotta be where I can see those Rocky Mountains, ride my horse, and watch an eagle fly.” —Chris Ledoux

It’s the kind of question I’ve been asked many, many times in my young life. It’s the question I both welcome and dread when someone finds out where I’m from. It’s what makes this state “The Last Best Place.” It’s what most East Coast and Midwest folks seem to have a hard time understanding, what Southern Hospitality comes very close to, and where many Californians like to come to get away. It’s why I keep coming back here.  Continue reading