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Month: July 2005

Earthquake!

Earthquake!

Just a little one — sitting here watching TV and surfing and my first thought was that it was the dogs — that Owen had jumped off the bed with a big thump. But Owie only weighs 40 pounds, so that couldn’t be it, and frankly, it felt like an earthquake. I’ve only been through a couple of them — my first was actually in New York City — I lived in Queens and thought, “That must be the subway,” but the subway was 2 blocks away. Anyhow, this one felt like a little wave bumping up and under the house. The USGS website tells me that it was actually a fairly big quake — 5.6 over by Dillon, 150 miles away from me. A nice little bump. They’re saying on the news from Billings that it’s the first earthquake they’ve actually felt in 20 years or so … so anyhow, that’s the seismic weather from Montana. I just think it’s very cool that within 10 minutes of an earthquake, I can find out on the internet where it was, how big it was, and what was going on …

Summer Hiatus

Summer Hiatus

Hi folks — all is well here at LivingSmall but blogging will be on a tiny hiatus due to the day job, the memoir, the screenplay, and the proposal I’m working up for a book on sustainable farming … too much other writing and I just can’t seem to find the time to keep up the blog for no.

But in the meantime you should all go over to the Montana Women For … website and check out the photos of nearly 70 Montana women marching in the Livingston Roundup Rodeo Parade dressed as Statues of Liberty and wearing banners proclaiming their support for causes as diverse as Peace, Social Justice, Women’s Rights, Education, Clean Air and Water, and much much more. They were the hit of the parade, and our favorite anecdote happened in front of the Owl Bar, where our friend Scott overheard one guy say something about “what are all those dykes doing in the parade.” A man standing near by whirled on him and said “Hey Buddy, that’s my wife out there. “