Monday, December 05, 2022

Carol Marino: Good News

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Updated 1 week, 1 day ago
Turning the page

A little over 20 years ago, I accepted a job at the Inter Lake.

Updated 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Two lively concerts, one lively community

I had the privilege of hearing two nights of live music last weekend. In many ways the music and the venues couldn’t have been more different, but the atmospheres were surprisingly similar.

Updated 1 month ago
Peddle. Paddle. Repeat.

Each day was as perfect as the last and they called to me like sirens.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Season of the stink bug

Around this time of year, every year, stink bugs seemingly come out of the woodwork and begin appearing in every room in the house, on the house, and floating aimlessly in the atmosphere.

Updated 2 months ago
Celebrity concierge for a day

A close friend and fellow rowing club member of my oldest brother’s came out from Cincinnati to visit a couple of weeks ago, the first time he’d been to the Flathead Valley.

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
‘Those summer days’

These summer days have been abundant with the places, smells and tastes that come to mind whenever I think of summer.

Updated 3 months ago
Timeless tales and other worlds

I was one of the 10 million, even though I never started watching the original series, but probably will sometime in the future.

Updated 3 months, 2 weeks ago
The little, level trail that keeps on … climbing

I got more than I bargained for a couple of weeks ago when a good friend and I made plans for a Saturday morning hike.

Updated 4 months ago
One dog’s day in the sun

Our son texted us a photo last week during that heat spell of his Basenji dog lying in his arms on the sofa and sacked out on his back, paws limp, legs splayed out and spotted underside exposed for all the world ...

Updated 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Kayak yak

I finally got my kayak out on the water this month for the first time, the latest in any season I’ve had my boat out.

Updated 4 months, 4 weeks ago
A tale of too many cities

We recently returned from our niece’s wedding in Florida and, though the events were over-the-top beautiful and the fun factor off the charts, getting there and home again was a tad harrowing.

Updated 5 months, 1 week ago
A sundry history with Yellowstone

The recent news of the devastating flooding in Yellowstone National Park and the surrounding towns had me thinking back to the summer of 2007 when I rode my bike into the park on the same highway that suffered ca...

Updated 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Much ado about mulching

Anyone who’s lived in Northwest Montana for more than a few years is familiar with its typical rainy season — June. So far this month, that “wrings” true like a wet rag.

Updated 6 months, 1 week ago
The Recession Queens

In 2009, when my daughter Talia was going to college in Seattle and living in a dorm, my sister and I concocted a scheme (Actually, my sister Barb recollects the getaway was solely my idea and that I was the one ...

Updated 6 months, 3 weeks ago
Taking the long way home

Nine years ago, after my husband had completed work on an 18-month job in New Jersey, I flew out there to join him on a cross-country road trip back to Montana