Tuesday, December 06, 2022

Margaret E. Davis: Peaks and Valleys

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Updated 2 days, 17 hours ago
We’re all in this town together

It was the last thing I wanted to do, leaving work to go anywhere but home in a driving snow.

Updated 2 weeks, 2 days ago
The next generation speaks up

I could hear the clamor of students inside Flathead High before I opened the door to the school a couple of Saturdays ago.

Updated 1 month ago
The bullets kept dodging me

The third time's the charm.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
For Pete’s sake, build a bridge

When I started working at the Northwest Montana History Museum I began to hear the name Pete Skibsrud. At first he merely sounded like a man about town.

Updated 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Lessons come over water, wood

"You look like you need to go to the hot pool," the woman said as she bobbed toward me. She beamed a smile, her face edged in white curls.

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
The sky is never the limit

It set the astronomy world on fire.

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Life extends past remote control

My dad taught me how to change the oil in a car when I was a teenager. A lifelong gearhead, he finally admitted after we groveled around on our backs in the driveway, that I “ought to just start going to one of t...

Updated 3 months, 1 week ago
Building up beats tearing down

My brother and I were pressed into the project: schlepping buckets of plaster chunks, clearing out crawl spaces and Brasso-ing doorknobs.

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago
A literary art feels the love

A literary art feels the love

Updated 4 months, 1 week ago
A walk prompts liking to lichen

One of the first things we learned: Lichen is not a plant.

Updated 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Human nature hunts for sweet life

A couple of weeks after I moved here last fall, a Kalispell resident buttonholed me at an event to ask if people had been kind to me, as a newcomer to the valley.

Updated 5 months ago
Music sets stage for wellness

In my first column, I wrote about how much I loved music, especially live music. That was before I learned how good it is for us.

Updated 5 months, 2 weeks ago
New sawyers cut it up

When our dad suspected my brother and me of late-night carousing, he’d wake us up early to go get firewood.

Updated 6 months ago
After the pen comes the pitch

As the minutes speed by until my turn, I am alternately amused and jealous of the quicker wits in this classroom at Flathead Valley Community College, the host venue for monthly gatherings of the Montana Screenwr...

Updated 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Marker effort drives for safety

“Someone said, ‘We need to get with this white-marker program,’” Bob Bigler remembers of that American Legion meeting in 2005. “Well, I could help with that.”