Tag Archives: Ninemile

Git along, little doggies.

Yippee Ti Yi Yo Git along little doggies   The old cowpoke tune played through my mind as I plodded for home after a late winter hike with the mutts. In town, winter has receded into the hills, but here … Continue reading

Posted in March 2011 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Home. Alone.

I’m usually pleased as punch to find myself alone. I am my own best company, and there are few people with whom I’d rather be. If that sounds ostentatious, so be it. I like myself and when I am in … Continue reading

Posted in January 2011 | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Negative Temps, Positive Karma

Sometimes the Ninemile Valley, my Montana sweet spot, grabs me by the shoulders and gives me a solid shake. “Wake up!” she shouts.  “Look around!” On this first day of 2011, I did just that. An icy-blue sky welcomed the … Continue reading

Posted in January 2011 | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Send condolences. I’m hired.

I loved being unemployed, and I don’t feel guilty saying that, either.  Those wonderful ten months, that endless array of empty days and luxurious naps, those quiet and uninterrupted afternoons, they were an interlude of bliss. The sudden departure from … Continue reading

Posted in December 2010 | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Naughty, not nice.

Over the weekend, we hauled out the holiday box from the storage area beneath the staircase.  I rifled through our collection of aged and tacky trinkets that, when properly placed, give our home a shabby yet festive flair.  I am … Continue reading

Posted in December 2009 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Two Dog Bar

We stepped out of the mid-day sunshine and into the small town tavern.  The place smelled like a stale keg, reminiscent of many fine college parties.  Having adjusted to the bar’s cavern lighting, we stooped to pet the two dogs … Continue reading

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