The topic of my most recent article for IDAHO Magazine is Storm, a blind foundling I plucked from the ditch during my morning walk. Storm was incredibly tiny when I found her and despite being gravely ill, she rallied and survived. She even managed to overcome blindness. But, what is really remarkable about this tale is that neither the veterinarian nor I killed her.
To explain that last sentence, I need to back up a few years. Continue reading
Looking for spine chilling ways to amuse your family during this time of social distancing? My article, “Grizzly Ghosts: Tales of the Hoodoos” was published in the April 2020 edition of IDAHO Magazine. The article covers ghost stories new and old that have been passed around campfires by decades of scouts attending Camp Grizzly as well as some mysterious happenings that occurred elsewhere in the Hoodoos. Continue reading
My article “Who Swiped the Dishrags?” appears in the November issue of IDAHO Magazine and talks about many of the wonderful surprises my neighbors have gifted me with over the years. IDAHO Magazine can be purchased at BookPeople of Moscow. Also, copies are available for check out from the Potlatch Public Library and the Moscow City Library. If you somehow missed out getting a copy at any of those locations, you can always buy a copy online directly from the publisher at:
If you enjoyed this story you might also enjoy “Zucchini Bandits.” Continue reading
My story about treating Bruce to dinner in Harrison for his birthday is featured in the May 2018 issue of IDAHO Magazine. You can read the whole story for free by following the link. (I suspect the free read will only be offered for a short time, so if you’re curious, read it now!)
IDAHO Magazine rules state that authors cannot mention businesses unless they are advertisers, so the restaurant where we dinned is not specifically mentioned in the story. However, I am please to say that we dinned at The Landing. The proprietors, John and Shawna Nelson, out did themselves to provide a perfect evening and I look forward to dining there again, when Bruce returns the favor and treats me for my birthday in June.
More pictures from around the area are below, I hope you enjoy them.
My story, Feral Cat Fiasco: Lovable Until They’re Not, is featured in the January 2018 edition of Idaho Magazine. There were several edits to the story so as not to offend the sensibilities of the magazine’s readers. However, I have no such apprehensions, so you can read a bit that was cut from the story below.
Also, to see more information about my troubles with feral cats, check out this post on Feral Cat Solutions.
The Cut Bit:
Well, if they want to maintain a feral cat colony, let them do it at their house, I thought. And that’s when an idea took root. Continue reading
My article, A Flair for Solar Cooking, And Sparks over the “Hippy” Method is featured in the August 2017 edition of IDAHO Magazine.
Sharon Cousins, was kind enough to share her experience with me during a solar cooking lesson at her residence in Viola, Idaho. The story includes a recipe for her famous vanilla cake which, I can assure you, is delicious. While waiting for the cake to bake, she regaled me with tales of solar cooking adventures from around the world.
Photo: Sharon proudly displays her golden vanilla cake, which miraculously came out of the pan in one piece! Photo Credit: Joshua Yeidel
Locals can read a copy of IDAHO Magazine at either the Moscow or Potlatch libraries. Or if you would like your own copy, they are generally available at BookPeople of Moscow. Also, a copy of this issue can be purchased directly from IDAHO Magazine by clicking here: http://www.idahomagazine.com/shop/2017-8-august-2017-sugar-city/
My story, The Ravages of March: A Far-Flung Family Struck by Floods, appears in the May 2017 issue of Idaho Magazine. This story covers flooding that occurred near Potlatch, Idaho, as well as flooding that affected Bonner and Boundary Counties. Copies of the magazine are usually available from BookPeople of Moscow and if they sell out, you can always buy a copy directly from Idaho Magazine.
My story on Idaho’s one room schools appears in the December 2016 edition of IDAHO Magazine. Did you know there are fourteen one room schools still operating in Idaho, including the one in Cavendish?
My city spotlight on Elk River appears in the October edition of IDAHO Magazine. While completing research and writing this story I had the pleasure of being serenaded by Forrest “Babe” Kreisher. I loved the song and his spunk.
The song is worth of sharing, so here it is:
The Reverse Burglars is featured in this month’s edition of IDAHO Magazine.
This is the first time art work has been commissioned for one of my stories, so I’m pretty excited about that and I’m pleased with what was produced (at left). To read the story, purchase a copy of Idaho Magazine here.