Operation Warrior Sanctuary

Earlier this year, a wonderful thing happened. A generous soul, who wishes to remain anonymous, donated a Montana land lease with a campground and many buildings called Camp Ponderosa, to the Northwest Montana Veteran’s Food Pantry and Standdown organization. It’s located in the beautiful Swan Valley, between Seeley Lake and Condon, and near Flathead Lake…

Guest Post

One of the other wonderful authors in The Expanding Universe 5 anthology, Lawrence Schoen, has an amazing blog called Eating Authors. He asks each author a deceptively easy question: “What’s your most memorable meal?” Check out my answer here. (Notice the new pic with Zoe!) Then go read the rest–he’s interviewed a lot of fabulous and…

A wild trek for the last wild shots

  Last Saturday, Seb and I hiked up to the Fisher research site we’ve been caring for to dismantle it and bring back all the equipment. It was pleasantly warm–the mid-50s F–but rainy, so we were in rain pants and jackets most of the way. There was still quite a bit of snow on the…

A new member of Scott Space

Welcome our new pack member, Zoe! Isn’t she adorable? She’s twelve weeks old and a bundle of energy. Zoe loves tug of war, chasing balls, digging and playing in the water. The water thing surprised us–none of our other German Shepherds liked water at all. Since she’s still very much a puppy, my writing has…

Too much snow?

When you get lots of snow, find a way to make it fun! Who recognizes this scene? Yes, I’m totally proud of myself!

Watching the Wild

This week I was lucky enough to go on not just one Wolverine Watcher’s hiking trips, but two! First, I went with my assigned group to check on the Fisher research camera up Blodgett Canyon. It was a beautiful bluebird day, a little chilly to start, but bright and sunny. We reached the site fairly…

Snowmeggdon 2019 Continues

And still more snow! But you know what Montanans do with snow? We play! So, behold, here is the cross country ski track I created around our property. It’s a third of a mile long, with just enough up and down to make it fun and a great workout. The only bad part? I usually…

Digging The Root

Digging out, in more ways than one. It’s been an interesting week + since my last post. First, THANK YOU to everyone who bought Lightwave: Lost, Folding Space Series 4.0. I reached my highest Amazon author ranking yet at #854/7000 in the Science Fiction category. While this isn’t best-seller territory by any means, I’m thrilled and…

Colorado Cruisin’

Some of you may remember that the Amazing Sleeping Man (ASM) and I have Epic ski passes this year–we can ski at all Vail properties with a single pass. Vail is having a big anniversary, and to honor their beginnings, they gave a huge discount to military members and veterans. Since our lift tickets are…

Putting the Wild in Wilderness Research

On an unusually warm and beautiful (if windy) Bitterroot morning, I hiked up Blodgett Canyon trail with wildlife biologist Rebecca Mowry (Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks) and three fellow volunteers to maintain a fisher research site. This is a joint project between Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks and the Defenders of Wildlife. Volunteers from local…