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Duaine’s Last Rites

This article originally ran in the Winter 2015 edition of the Montana Quarterly, a magazine with which I’ve had a long association, first as a frequent contributor and now as a member of the masthead (design director). If you’re a Montanan (present or in absentia), love Montana, or are simply interested in the culture and […]

On fear and faith

I’d like to commend to your attention this essay by my friend Aaron Householder. Read it first for Aaron’s perspective, which I always find valuable. Then come back and I’ll add my own rambling thoughts to the mix. ***** Aaron and I grew up in the same town. Went to the same high school. As […]

My friend, Sue Hart

It’s Sunday morning, and I’m trying to breathe again. The past week has been one of the most difficult of my life—for many reasons, some of which I’m not prepared to talk about. It’s also been one of the most extraordinary. I’m continually amazed at what life takes and gives. How anyone finds a footing […]

A tour around the new place

If you’re a repeat visitor to the site, you may notice that we’ve done some remodeling. If it’s your first time here, welcome. We’ve tried to make the place as inviting and informational as we possibly can. My home on the Net has been around for several years now—first as a standalone WordPress blog, later […]

I’m looking at you, Bozeman, Missoula, Ronan, Dillon

For various reasons owing mostly to a career that I no longer have, I didn’t do much traveling with Edward Adrift when it came out last year. Starting Tuesday, April 8, I aim to rectify that. I’ll be hitting the road for a four-gig tour of western Montana independent bookstores and libraries, where I’ll read […]

Looking back, looking ahead

With only hours left in 2012, I can safely call it a watershed year in my writing life. I wrote two novels in this calendar year. EDWARD ADRIFT, which comes out April 9, was started on Dec. 28, 2011, and finished (at least in draft form) in February. This past fall, I wrote a smaller, […]