As the seasons are changing things are warming up here in Montana. Packy and I have already made several treks to Ennis Lake to kite with out kite friends. We even logs a day or two in March, a first ever because of the extremely mild winter and spring we have been experiencing.
I have been using the extra time and warmth to work on some paintings. I started a series of paintings inspired by Ivan Doig’s book “This House of Sky” in the fall. I read “This House of Sky 15 years ago and reread it in September and found myself even more in league with my old literary icon, Ivan. Read more
This is embarrassing but it took a dead cat, no bike lane, a blabber mouth on a cell phone while driving and my dog getting hit by the blabber mouth to get me out of a small blog slump. I think I just heard you gasp when I mentioned that my dog got hit by a blabber mouth, not to worry she is fine, this is the wonder dog after all, who got punted 20 feet by a grizzly bear last summer and acted like it was just another day at the office, no squealing, no injuries and no hang ups.
I am a bit odd or eccentric when it comes to certain things; one is saving fuel. This may sound ironic to you, as I am a kiteboarder in Montana, which equates to driving a lot and consuming a lot of fuel, but I guess I try to make up for it around town by riding my bike. Last fall I purchased a small utility trailer for my bike so I could grocery shop and run errands via the bike. The bigger the haul, in the trailer, the more smug and pompous I get, it is wonderful for my ego and my urge to be righteous. Read more