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  • Big Sky Documentary Film Festival 2017: Missoula, Montana

    Big Sky Documentary Film Festival 2017: Missoula, Montana

    Big Sky Documentary Film Festival 2017. Tuesday| “After viewing more than 42 films in five days I am at peace”.   I came, I saw, I fell asleep exhausted exhausted every evening and sometimes (shhhh) during films in darkened theaters. The Wilma, the Elks, Missoula Children’s Theatre and the Roxy…I have been in all your […]

  • Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher

    Big Sky Documentary Film Festival HBO Opening Night: Bright Lights

    The Big Sky Documentary Festival opens with HBO’s BRIGHT LIGHTS: a touching mother and daughter love story, starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds. The documentary is an intimate, heart-rendering look at their relationship, their genuine love and care for each other. We get a glimpse into Debbie’s old Hollywood training, and her determination to always remain positive in the public eye […]

  • Big Sky Documentary Film Festival powered by audience Awards

    Big Sky Doc Film Festival Powered by Audience Awards in Association with Tribeca Film Institute

    Audience Awards in Association with Tribeca Film Institute at the BSDFF: Tribeca Film Institute IF/THEN Shorts Pitch during Big Sky DocFilm Festival + Audience Awards + Tribeca Film Institute = almost more excitement and opportunity to handle! This year, Audience Awards is partnering with BSDFF and Tribeca Film Institute to present you with some amazing […]

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  • Brian Doyle, author updated 2016

    Brian Doyle, author updated 2016

      Brian Doyle Updated|2016 December 13, 2016 Brian Doyle was recently diagnosed with a brain tumor. He had surgery last week in Portland and is recovering from the surgery. However, he has a long road ahead. He is a marvelous human being, struck with a nasty diagnosis. We who have crossed his path wish him […]

    December 13, 2016 | 0 comments | View Post

  • In St Malo, seeking All The Light

    In St Malo, seeking All The Light

    I have read All The Light We Cannot See again, here in St Malo, holed up in my room on the 3rd floor of the Hotel France et  Chateaubriand, facing the sea. It is nighttime—dark and cold tonight. Perhaps the November 1st summer-like weather of today, with its 68 degrees, was the last gasp. I found […]

    November 2, 2015 | 1 comment | View Post

  • The Carry Home, Lessons from the American Wilderness

    The Carry Home, Lessons from the American Wilderness

        The Carry Home, Lessons from the American Wilderness   There is value in exploring the wild, unpredictable natural world and author Gary Ferguson crafts our understanding of the premise within a new memoir. Ferguson is the author of twenty-three previous books chronicling nature, with specific species in mind. This time the species is […]

    December 27, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

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  • A Traveler's Home

    A Traveler’s Home

    A traveler often wonders about home. Depending on the journey the thought may be wistful, or full of gratitude for the chance to be transported. The location matters–domestic or foreign or strangely, oddly-domestic, as the USA is full of contrasts in culture, English dialects, climate, attitudes, religious clairvoyance, landscape. For me it takes time to […]

    February 13, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Paris, City of Light, November 2015

    Paris, City of Light, November 2015

    Paris, City of Light, recently under siege. November 2015 Three weeks ago I was in Paris, the City of Light. Life was calm, there were musicians on the streets near the numerous Gilbert Jeune bookstores on rue St Michael, on the steps of Sacre Coeur, in front of Notre Dame. Asian couples posed for photographs […]

    November 23, 2015 | 0 comments | View Post

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  • Top 14 Holiday Songs|2016 Edition

    Top 14 Holiday Songs|2016 Edition

    Top Holiday Favorites Song List|  2016 Edition   Some of us just can’t get enough of this music in December, others would throw it out the window and run. If you need a dose here you go! #1 | Merry Christmas Baby For a toe tapping, body-swaying, still-hip rendition of Christmas fare, try Rod Stewart […]

    December 12, 2016 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Reverend Slanky Funk Band

    Reverend Slanky is in the house

    When Reverend Slanky’s in the house no one’s standing still  |   Saturday night in Missoula was the 10th Anniversary celebration of the legendary and expansive funk band. It’s a band that has rocked Missoula’s various musical venues including but not limited to the Palace, the Badlander, the Top Hat (old and the remodeled) and other […]

    December 3, 2016 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Simple Man | Donovan Woods | Featured Indie Musician

    Simple Man | Donovan Woods | Featured Indie Musician

    Today’s featured indie musician, Donovan Woods, “Let Us Now Praise Simple Men”.  “Splitting his time between Nashville and Toronto, Woods’ versatile songs have been recorded by everyone from Canadian indie artists to established stars like Tim McGraw or Alan Doyle (Great Big Sea), and been featured in television shows, major motion pictures and commercials. Piercingly […]

    June 30, 2015 | 0 comments | View Post

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  • A New Year: Addiction and Recovery Part 1

    A New Year: Addiction and Recovery Part 1

    A New Year: Addiction and Recovery Part 1 An opportunity for self-examination. A wish for a fresh start, better choices, happier relationships. But for those with addictions the climb out is a steep one. Addiction and recovery. Those words go hand in hand for many. For some it will be a life-long struggle to find […]

    January 6, 2017 | 0 comments | View Post

  • On a Clear Day

    Painting an Escape | Landscapes of the Mind

    Painting an Escape | Landscapes of the Mind,  Art by Nancy Rishoff. My work is about Landscapes. The landscapes typically include water and mountains. Painting for me is an escape into another place. I prefer to let my imagination fill in the blanks.                   This process is […]

    February 28, 2016 | 0 comments | View Post

  • IMPACT | Winners of the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival 2016

    IMPACT | Winners of the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival 2016

    IMPACT  | The 13th Annual Big Sky Documentary Film Festival Continues Film Festival highlights and memorable moments from the first week of the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival. CONGRATS TO THE BIG SKY DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL AWARD WINNERS! Mini-Doc Competition – films 15 minutes and under Winner: MINING, POEMS, OR ODES, directed by Callum Rice Bridging […]

    February 24, 2016 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Rue de Paris by Artist Rachel Chansler

    Simplicity of Art Itself

    Simplicity of Art Itself – Art by Rachel Chansler our “Miniature Missoulian” and the “Petite Parisienne” of Paris. After many years of experimenting and practicing in various types of medium, I found myself completely burnt out and wanting to get back to the simplicity of art itself through drawing. I have been playing with architecture, […]

    February 14, 2016 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Thinking Southern: In France

    Thinking Southern: In France

    Collioure, France sits in a Southwest corner of France, along the Mediterranean Sea, three train stops east of the Spanish border. Tucked into a bay, between some other little village-sized towns, it boasts all good things southern: sunshine, warmth, saltwater swimming, a slower pace. In October the temperatures have cooled a bit, mid-sixties is normal, […]

    October 29, 2015 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Western Lonely: Montana to Washington

    Western Lonely: Montana to Washington

    Western Lonely: Montana to Washington: the Real West.   Robert Fletcher sums up my travels through the beloved West this past week. My range is from Montana to Washington, west to east and back again, covering 1,900 miles give or take a few.   Open Range Western land was made for those Who like land wild […]

    July 23, 2015 | 2 comments | View Post

  • Fashion & Function | by Dustin Waine

    Fashion & Function | by Dustin Waine

    Fashion & Function by Dustin Waine Indie It Style Take a gander at the USA made products in leather totes and Victor athletic clothing. Find a little Levi pride via the Kentucky Gent with the Levi’s Pride 2015 Collection.  Meet Eolo Perfido, a photographer and educator who has two distinct collection of prints: The Creative […]

    July 14, 2015 | 0 comments | View Post