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A Tale of Two Highlines

Courtesy of Signature Montana Magazine Twenty-two hundred miles from the Bears Paw Mountains, in the shadow of New York City’s wild Westside, a raised urban walkway meanders from the Meatpacking District through Chelsea–it’s called the High Line. It’s a top … Continue reading

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I Hate “Gay.”

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Nobody’s Angel: A New Review for an Old Book by Tom McGuane

The first thing I saw was a torn yellow sticker, Sale Price $1.49, smack dab on a not so sacred, sad piece of painted prairie. The back cover of Nobody’s Angel has an author photo that looks scissored out, featuring … Continue reading

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An Unqualified Urban Anthropologist Asks: Why are Homeless People Cold?

From Ten People a Day to at Least Five Thousand When I’m in Great Falls, Montana, I see maybe ten humans in a typical day. When I’m in New York City, I encounter at least five thousand. I admit that … Continue reading

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A Brief Case for Alien Invasion

Courtesy 0f Signature Montana magazine: http://www.signaturemontana.com/archives/summer2013/#/90 I’m putting a call out to any little green men within shouting distance: please invade Earth. Our entire planet is in trouble. Ocean levels are rising. Food crops are being co-opted. Overpopulation and pollution are acknowledged … Continue reading

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Pardon Me… Do I Know You?

(Reprinted with permission from Signature Montana Magazine)http://www.signaturemontana.com/ Welcome to Great Falls, Montana, birthplace of Linda Ann Hopkins and Sheila Young. If those names aren’t familiar, maybe you’ve heard of Tera Patrick or Victoria Paris? These two women are near the … Continue reading

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Putting my History/Poli Sci Degree to Use…Over at HubPages.

http://baizblogger.hubpages.com/hub/Economist-Joseph-Steiglitz-Rent-Seeking What’s ‘rent-seeking’? It’s quietly creating unearned wealth and widening the economic gap in the USA. Nobel prize winner Joseph Stiglitz explains it to me here…

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Ten Good Reasons to Lose the Lottery: Why Bad Luck Might Just be Good

10. My Cat. Winning the lottery would be awful for Beats, my 15-year old mackerel tabby. Our old house is the only home he’s ever known Beats is Lord and Master of his Castle, adorned with human food servers and … Continue reading

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August Fifteenth NYC

The City soggy with joy hailed my return by halting everyone at JFK   Better than a ticker-tape parade I got a two hour wash-and-wait on the tarmac a hundred feet short of Gate 8   Then, I got The … Continue reading

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