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My pursuit of solitude started early

August 26, 2018 at 3:00 am

I was reminiscing with a friend this week about those sweet summers of our youth, and the reckless abandon with which we embraced those treasured days. It was a different time and place, when kids could roam freely without the constant supe...

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Torrent Technologies rises to the Challenge

August 19, 2018 at 3:00 am

For the past 10 years employees of Torrent Technologies have thrown down the gauntlet at the Glacier Challenge in Whitefish, a fundraiser supporting the Flathead Youth Home. The business also became a title sponsor for the event in 2014.In ...

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Letters are window into our world

August 18, 2018 at 3:00 am

(EDITOR’S NOTE: The following column originally appeared on Sept. 16, 2007, and was written in response to a complaint about the Inter Lake publishing religiously based letters to the editor. It seems appropriate to reprint it in light of t...

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TV has gone to the dogs

August 12, 2018 at 3:00 am

I suppose it was only a matter of time before there was a television channel developed especially for dogs.It was one of those “now I’ve heard everything” moments when an email from DISH Network popped up, offering DOGTV for just $4.99 a mo...

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Journalists used to fight fake news; today they pretend it doesn’t exist

August 11, 2018 at 7:00 pm

How — I am sometimes asked — can a journalist like me question the ethics of a fellow journalist reporting about the White House? Shouldn’t all reporters and editors stick together?Well, no. They should stick with the truth.Consider if the ...

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Crispy, gooey and oh, so sweet!

August 05, 2018 at 3:00 am

Everyday and everywhere across America, campers and households are toasting to glorious mid-summer evenings — not with wineglasses and beer steins, but with 45 million pounds of marshmallows sandwiched between 110,000 pounds of chocolate (p...

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The left’s love affair with doublethink

August 04, 2018 at 7:00 pm

If you have a hard time following the logic of some liberal arguments, don’t worry. It’s not you. Taking a page out of George Orwell’s “Nineteen Eighty-Four,” our modern prog friends have mastered the art of doublethink — “the power of hold...

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That time I was a dancing queen

July 29, 2018 at 3:00 am

For those of us baby boomers who came of age in the 1970s, there was no way to escape the addictive melodies of the many ABBA songs that swept the world during that era.“Mamma Mia” and “Dancing Queen” played in every disco-themed night club...

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Looking back at 18 years of the ‘Best of the Flathead’

July 28, 2018 at 7:00 pm

In Sunday’s edition of the Daily Inter Lake, you will find the 18th annual “Best of the Flathead” magazine. Of course, for those of us who live here “Best of the Flathead” is somewhat redundant. It might as well be called “The Best of the B...

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Loons in the news

July 22, 2018 at 3:00 am

Two articles about the danger of lead poisoning of loons happened to cross my desk within a week. They caught my interest because observing a pair of black and white spotted loons calling to each other on a quiet Montana lake makes for a lu...

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