some sacrifices cannot be repaid

we must simply rededicate ourselves to make this country worthy of it.

loan sharking cash….at 650% interest rates!

unbelievable that montana still allows these guys to charge 650% interest for payday loans. if you borrow 200.00 from these leeches they will want 250.00 in two weeks! if you keep doing this over the course of a year, you will end up paying 1300.00 for the same 200.00 loan. that my friends is 650%

it is time to regulate these loan sharks. the Montana Women Vote is sponsoring a voter initiative to do just that. i will be helping them gather signatures in the next few weeks to put I-164 on the ballot so that montana’s fair-minded voters can finally rein in the greedheads who prey on our working poor.

the heinous tactics of this industry in attacking the most vulnerable during this recession have attracted the attention of congress as well.

if you would like to help us gather signatures please contact Erin at Montana Women Vote

an important gathering…..

bears love our homeland

Jodi Rave has some important news for those who love their homeland ….

found it

thanks to the unending patience of the S.O. i now have the boat of my tiny bear dreams….it’s perfect for the older bear who likes to wormfish with bobbers and take a nap while the waves rock him to sleep!

she’s a beauty! 1969 larson runabout. hull in excellent condition. nice old motor that works great. needs battery, license and my fishing equipment stowed away. bought it for excellent price from a nice retired gentleman who took care of it.

seeley lake and georgetown reservoir here we come!


can’t wait to get this baby in the water…..

it is in really great shape for a ’69 larson runabout. the owner took really good care of it.  the upholstery is original and in good shape!

the motor is an evinrude 18 horse in vintage smooth running condition!

thanks to roger ebert



Most of our grandparents were like this;

lilac bushes pungent at the front porch,

near the garage

an old wooden row boat rests

upside down on sawhorses

Rusty pruning sheers beneath climbing yellow roses,

an old dog’s grave marker beneath a dead elm.

we’ve moved on from the shadows of their lives

to forge a legacy of our own;

fiber glass hot tub shell filled with algae,

gold’s gym weight set beset by weeds

and festooned with cobwebs,

an old jet ski carcass on a trailer

with flat tires.

In the backyard

an old dog crippled now with arthritis

Sniffs unhappily and stiff-tailed at his options

-w.c. fleischman