Coffee Grounds in My Oatmeal: An Opportunity for Mindfulness

My morning routine in the fall and winter starts by putting a kettle of water on to boil.  I then create the most incredible oatmeal that I can with ingredients from our cupboard and pantry.  Apricots, apples, coconut flake, almond butter, walnuts, berries, flax seed, chia, whatever I can find.  It is kinda like playingContinue reading “Coffee Grounds in My Oatmeal: An Opportunity for Mindfulness”

Catch Bugle Publisher Mati Bishop on NPR Discussing Rural Reaction to the Capitol Invasion

Montana Bugle Publisher Mati Bishop was interviewed by Nate Hegyi of Wyoming public radio about reactions from rural communities in the American West to the invasion of the US Capitol on January 6. Read or listen to the piece here https://www.boisestatepublicradio.org/post/rural-westerners-are-saddened-not-surprised-insurrection-us-capitol?fbclid=IwAR2AqnHkVYd4j43OWxUc9KpTk3_XZBZQJ_h8gcEB3Xi4zVwZVPMtc6K5M7o#stream/0

Creating Facts for Every Belief

Look at history and you see countless examples of facts changing with human understanding.   If this was not true, we still would believe the Earth was flat and in the center of the Universe.   We have evidence now that those things are not true.   The facts have changed.   Or have they? There are still peopleContinue reading “Creating Facts for Every Belief”

The American Bill of Responsibilities

Our founding fathers laid a groundbreaking path forward for us as a nation that values freedom and liberty when they created the bill of rights.   The first 10 amendments to the Constitution only create half the foundation needed for us to manage the wealthiest populace in the history of the World.   With rights come responsibilities.  Continue reading “The American Bill of Responsibilities”

2020, and the strange intersection of faith and politics

This is a special contribution to the Montana Bugle from Travis Mewhirter. Check out his website travismewhirter.com for more. I had one of the more bizarre interactions I’ve had in quite some time the other day. Not that this is unusual. It’s 2020, after all. Bizarre is the norm, especially when it comes to socialContinue reading “2020, and the strange intersection of faith and politics”

It’s Time to Stop Winning

America is a nation divided.  It’s not a division of black and white, it’s a division of red and blue that is stretching the fabric of our society towards it breaking point.  The two-party political system has devolved to an us and them slugfest with each party working non-stop to land a blow against theirContinue reading “It’s Time to Stop Winning”

The Wolf in the Mirror

Jackson, WY  2016 The 3/4 moon danced in and out of the clouds creating shadows that danced over the cold barren landscape.    Hungry and weary from a difficult journey, a herd of elk arrived in the Elk reserve ready for an easy meal and relative shelter from the elements.   The moon went behind a cloudContinue reading “The Wolf in the Mirror”

America Can Never Be Fair

Fair can never be an American value because fairness is in the eye of the beholder.   Any situation can be construed to be fair or unfair depending on the viewpoint presented.   That is why it is such an effective strawman argument on social media and in political discourse.   Whether it is concerning the appointment ofContinue reading “America Can Never Be Fair”