Every year

Hard to imagine that one day there will be leaves. Hard to imagine no leaves when there are leaves. What has surprised me most about Montana is how often the skies are...

Paying attention

Today on our walk I was practicing staying present with Apollo. We walked a new direction down Snowdrift, left, and went down to the bottom of a little dip in the road, where there’s no snow. The hill’s a little steep there, and on the way down Apollo...

Lizard lounge

Three degrees fahrenheit (–15 celsius) and I’m holed up in Helena. Five months to the day since I moved here, to the eastern side of the Divide. Question most often asked of me as I am introduced: “What brings you to Helena?” Population...

March Lions

The squalls come and go quickly. It’ll be sunny and then a few flakes, the wind picks up, and suddenly a snow squall. The wind drives snow along the road. Tomorrow night will get to minus 15, and wind chill. Even Apollo takes shelter. So today I just did a little...

Sig. Other

My beautiful hairball At a house party someone asked me if I had a partner, using the word partner, and I said “no, but my horse is my significant other.” And that’s true. I’m giving Apollo time off having to relate with Grace. Sometimes Grace...