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A Great Reminder from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

By On January 19, 2015

After a day of listening to some truly horrifying demonization of people living in poverty at the Montana Legislature today, this quotation from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. seemed appropriate: “I am… Read More

2014 Elections

Ryan Zinke: Less Leadership, More Cowardice

By On August 22, 2014

It’s certainly interesting to see a candidate like Ryan Zinke, whose only discernible qualification for Congress seems to be his military service, lacking the courage to debate the issues for Montana voters… Read More


Happy St. Patrick’s Day

By On March 17, 2013

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, to those of Irish descent and those of Irish spirit.… Read More


100 Books Down and A Few Recommendations

By On December 22, 2012

Last January, feeling nostalgic for the kind of in-depth reading I did as a kid before the Internet intervened to make me a scanner of text, I decided to set of a… Read More


A Library is Good for Everyone

By On November 13, 2012

A library is an equalizer for the whole community, it’s a place, where anyone, regardless of anything, can get information and educate themselves.  A foundation to a strong democracy is a strong… Read More


It’s Not That Difficult: Blame the Rapist, Not the Survivor

By On August 11, 2012

At this point, I should really know better than to expect something different from a bunch of anonymous online message board posters postulating on rape. Especially with the ongoing problems with the… Read More


Pity the Plight of Those Who Only Earn $100k

By On June 28, 2012

From the Annals of Those Who Just Don’t Get It: Neale, 33, says he surpassed the $100,000 mark last year but says that between mortgage payments, the high price of heating fuel, gas,… Read More


I am not a Dime a Dozen!

By On May 2, 2012

Among my favorite texts to teach every year in AP Literature is Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman, which never fails to move me—and even occasionally has the same impact on teenagers… Read More