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Montana pictures

Montana pictures

It was hard, but I picked my favorite photos for a Montana album. If you like people pictures, don’t even bother–it’s all lakes, gorges, waterfalls, and rocks.

Montana, land of obstinate wildlife

Montana, land of obstinate wildlife

Before waxing poetic about the wonders of the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, I’d like to get something off my chest. Rain every day? Not ideal, but the park is beautiful in any weather. Terrible food? No problem–I brought along some soy nuts and Kashi Go-Lean Protein Bars. Neighbors in the adjacent cabin who stumbled in […]

Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park

Well, scratch one item off of the lifetime “places to see” list. Despite the cold, the rain, and the bears, visiting Glacier National Park was a fantastic experience.

Another Lancaster County moment (courtesy of Moon Pappy)

Another Lancaster County moment (courtesy of Moon Pappy)

Oldenburg's eraser

Claes Oldenburg totally rules

Why am I declaring my love for Claes Oldenburg (and also Coosje van Bruggen, his collaborator on many large-scale projects)? No reason, except that Marcus over at Oscar & Toni kindly highlighted Good Grief!’s art reviews in preparation for his upcoming trip to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City. Several years ago, I […]

Satire versus cynicism

Satire versus cynicism

In a Washington, DC bookstore: Spacey T: I’ve been reading classics this summer. You know, like To Kill a Mockingbird and The Great Gatsby. Any more suggestions? Me: What about Catch 22? It’s a great book, and it’s pretty relevant right now. Spacey T: I’m afraid that reading satire will turn me into a cynic, […]