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Ranch Life in Northern Montana

I love love love this part of the world. It feels magical. I will say that I have not endured a winter in Northern Montana though. Montana winters shape people and culture, ultimately forcing submission as well as a greater drive for survival. I love places where people know they are not in charge. Montana

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Bridging the Indian Awareness Gap

In Over My Head Whenever I am given an opportunity to do something where I am in over my head I take it. It’s always some kind of learning experience that I had been asking for. I was in over my head when given the opportunity to teach a Contemporary Issues for Native American’s class

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Mdzananda on the Scene in Khayelitsha

Mdzananda is more than just an animal clinic. They have employees who drive around Khayelitsha (South African township outside of Cape town)  picking up and dropping off dogs and cats if pet owners can’t. They have a little truck with a trailer that they take out on rounds. The trailer has individual sections for individual

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South Africa Landscapes

South Africa is probably one of my favorites as far as places I’ve been to. Mexico is top on that list as well. The South African landscape is absolutely breath-taking. It was nothing like what I had imagined, or like anywhere I had been before. Everything is BIG, and full of warm, dramatic color; the

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Twelve Things I Have Learned About Being a Stepmom

Let’s be real, stepfamily situations can blow at times. However, despite their challenges, stepfamilies seem to be the new black. Thirteen hundred new stepfamilies are formed each day according to the US Census (this info is from the 1990’s but it’s hard to find current stats). In embracing the times, we need to embrace stepfamilies.

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Montana Greenhouse

With ten fresh inches of snow yesterday I couldn’t help but be nostalgic for the summer. My greenhouse was my happy place this past growing season. Gardening in Montana can be frustrating, to say the least.  It is a lot of work in a short amount of time with a highly variable return. But the

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