Living with Moose: Adopting a Tulip-Free Lifestyle

When we bought our house in Sandpoint, Idaho in 2002, there were no moose, and there were a lot of tulips. People who lived outside of town had to build fences to protect their gardens, but not us. We had bugs and slugs. That was it. Moose lived out in the woods where moose belonged, and we rarely spotted them.That changed one snowy morning.

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Montana, Aging, and the Search for A Home

Seniors who search for a home look for walkable areas, trails, parks, outdoor activities nearby, shopping, restaurants, educational opportunities, and entertainment within a short walk or commute. In addition, they seek homes that provide the freedom to stay independent as they age are in high demand.

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A Pair of Loafers

I was 10 years old, standing in the doorway of a small trailer. Ten wooden desks were lined in two neat rows, facing a large teacher’s desk and a chalkboard. Eight kids stood facing me, and I looked at their feet. All six of the boys were wearing boots. I wanted to find a way to hide my own feet. I wished I could go back to a few weeks before when I talked my mother into buying me a pair of black loafers.

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