Monthly Archives: July 2017

The Way Home

Dog update: Connor is mostly fine. The spot on his eye may be scar tissue but does not seem to be something imminently dangerous. The weird teeth-chattering he’d been doing that looked like something awry neurologically has turned out to … Continue reading

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Crossing Over

I crossed the Mississippi River yesterday, Iowa behind me, Illinois ahead of me. The river, slate gray and stunningly wide, spilled its banks. To one side of the interstate, water flooded back yards and fields. To the other side, the … Continue reading

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Light, Chasing

Today, coming across South Dakota via I-90, I fought the wind hard, my hands cramping as I clung to the steering wheel. Gusts up to 30 mph came out of nowhere, pushing Roadcinante into the other lane while I muttered, … Continue reading

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The Big Picture

Broad brush stroke impressions of Montana: Big, big sky Cattle (mostly Black Angus) Horses (a whole lot of Quarter Horses) Hay (for the cattle and horses) Corn (for the cattle and horses) Cowboy hats Dogs Pickup trucks White crosses Casinos … Continue reading

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Montana and Me

(Saturday) I left Spokane for Loon Lake, driving the 35+ miles up through scrub pines and hills to meet a couple who had moved up to northern Washington from Los Angeles several years ago, friends of my California-based niece. They … Continue reading

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