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Walking our Faith: The antidote to loneliness

October 18, 2019

On Tuesday mornings, I get up a little earlier so I can go to 8 a.m. Mass at St. Mary’s.   I’ve found that starting my day with Mass is like starting with breakfast. But there’s...



Ask Eartha: Vote with climate change in mind

October 18, 2019

Dear Eartha, I am so overwhelmed and discouraged by all the climate change news but also feel inspired by the action that is being taken. How much impact can one person really make to such...


Home Cooking: Slow Cooker Chili Three Ways

October 16, 2019

I ran into Nathan Moorfield in City Market last week. I’m frequently running into Nathan in City Market which might be an indication that he enjoys cooking as much as I do. He confirmed this...





Walking our Faith: My Instagram life

October 12, 2019

Last Sunday, I decided to take a Sabbath from social media. I lasted until 10 o’clock in the morning, and then I opened the Instagram app on my phone ostensibly to post a Bible verse,...


Ask Eartha: Carton recycling confusion

October 11, 2019

Dear Eartha, I’ve noticed there is a new container at the drop-off centers for food and beverage cartons. How can I tell what is a recyclable carton? Do these cartons actually get recycled, and what...


Lark Ascending: ‘You Love the Thunder’

October 9, 2019

“When you look over your shoulderAnd you see the life that you’ve left behindWhen you think it over, do you ever wonder?What it is that holds your life so close to mine.”— Jackson Browne, “You...






Home Cooking: Three autumn dinners

October 2, 2019

I have to admit, I felt a twinge of jealousy when I saw that Montana received 2 feet of snow last weekend while we have red flag high winds and dry conditions. I know, I...




Walking our Faith: Is God an Environmentalist?

September 27, 2019

Outside my window, mountain chickadees and western tanagers vie for a place at the feeders while chipmunks run beneath cleaning up after very messy steller’s jays, which seem happy to knock 50% of the birdseed...


HIgh Country Baking: Chewy butter pecan bars

September 25, 2019

High elevation makes cookies spread in the pan, cakes fall, and few baked goods turn out as they do at sea level. This twice-monthly column presents recipes and tips that make baking in the mountains...