Blog Bash in Helena

The Montana Watchdog is hosting a blog bash of sorts in Helena: Montana Watchdog invites all bloggers and the general public to a free event April 23 that focuses on online news and open government. The nonpartisan event is an opportunity for discussion and mingling among bloggers from throughout the state. Lunch is included. Featured speaker is Frank Keegan, national editor of the Franklin Center, a leading national non-profit journalism organization. Also speaking are John…

Free Paris!

Just posted a story to KRTV about another year of free admission to the Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art, and when I went the museum website, noticed this awesomely cute “social media” arrangement: Don’t think I’ve ever seen “stylized” icons like that for FB and Twitter – leave it to an art museum to come up with something cute like that!


When’s the last time you solved a rebus? Here’s a fun one concerning a rumor circulating in Great Falls. Any guesses? Which reminds’s been almost 3 years since I posted the first-ever GreaterFalls crossword puzzle! Might be time for another…


One of the students in the UGF class that I spoke with earlier this week sent me this pic – me in all my professorial glory. No tweed jacket with elbow patches for me – it’s all flannel, all the time!


The Montana Legislature is trying to morph the “Medical Marijuana Act” into the “Therapeutic Marijuana Act.” What I think of medical marijuana isn’t important – what is important is that we use the phrase “thera-juana” as a nickname for “therapeutic marijuana.” It’s catchy, it’s hip, it’s descriptive. And besides, the previous nickname – “mmj” – was too confusing, because “mmj” also means “multi-media journalist,” and can also, if not heard correctly, lead one to believe…


Stopped at McDonald’s last night and spotted this young fellow – sporting a tail. I figured it was some sort of a sports-related thing – showing support for an NCAA team, perhaps – but when I asked him why he was wearing a tail, he said something to the effect “just because.”

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