Sunday, February 25, 2024

Margaret E. Davis: Peaks and Valleys

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Updated 7 months ago
Turn and face the change

We can’t change the certainty of change. That’s the source of our frustration with it. It highlights our lack of control and the folly of foresight as it neatly sidesteps expectation.

Updated 7 months, 2 weeks ago
We can see clearly now

For more than 50 years, travelers along U.S. 2 might have spied a bison in a plexiglass “tank” mounted atop a pole on the north side of the road where Kalispell gives way to Evergreen.

Updated 7 months, 4 weeks ago
We craft the future to come

Any one of these things would make a community proud, and Kalispell got three new landmarks in six months.

Updated 8 months, 1 week ago
Traditional craft never gets old

When artist and Salish Kootenai College educator Frank Finley gave a talk at the Bigfork Art & Cultural Center last summer, he shared many ways to look at Native American art. One thing he said in particular caught…

Updated 8 months, 3 weeks ago
Tread the boards and take a bow

What a marvel to see a living resume parade in front of you, and to have honed hundreds of students’ strengths and sparked creativity, all while asking kids to risk self-expression and to experiment and expand thei…

Updated 9 months, 1 week ago
Rock needs a new place

Sure the place was a little dusty, and the alphabetizing made no sense, but it made the hunt all that more potentially rewarding. Who knew so many records from France would end up in the Flathead?

Updated 9 months, 3 weeks ago
Curiosity brings lives to light

The Great Falls native took off to teach in Shanghai motivated by the notion that “the world isn’t as scary as the nightly news makes it out to be.”

Updated 10 months, 1 week ago
At curtain, I’ll fake Manhattan

Flathead Valley opera fans have it pretty good.

Updated 10 months, 3 weeks ago
86th mission lasted 1,881 days

Tom was my grandmother’s favorite relative judging by the clippings she displayed wherever she lived.

Updated 11 months ago
Slayer plays the mall

The first time I ventured to the community chess club in the Kalispell Center Mall, the adults outnumbered the kids and just a game or two was under way.

Updated 11 months, 2 weeks ago
Kalispell, are you ready to walk?

Use it or lose it, right?

Updated 12 months ago
Tourism gives us the FITs

This time of year finds us hunkered down, but the travel pros are revving up, hoping to capture the FITs of the future.

Updated 1 year ago
If time’s flying, give some away

I’m surprised how quiet it is.

Updated 1 year ago
Employers can boost hire power

Last summer my teenage son wanted nothing more than to lay about the house Howard Hughes-style in plush robe and thumb at his phone.

Updated 1 year, 1 month ago
Amid the grim, find the funny

The seed was planted when I went to last month’s performance capping the Comedy Improv II class at Flathead Valley Community College.