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How I know Planet Earth is totally screwed

How I know Planet Earth is totally screwed

Here’s how I know Planet Earth is totally screwed: I live in the mountains, in the Bitterroot Valley. No matter what the temperature, I go on a half-hour bike ride each morning down the hill to my mailbox to get the newspaper. I do this both for exercise (the ride back up is strenuous) and […]

Why I have so little respect for Republicans

Why I have so little respect for Republicans

One of the reasons I have so little respect for Republicans is because they have so little respect for Planet Earth. It all started when Ronald Reagan ripped the solar panels off the White House, and it’s only gotten worse since then. What was one of Donald Trump’s first priorities as president? To defund the […]

Earth’s own Star Trek character

Earth’s own Star Trek character

Marty’s photo of the day #2042: This photo will initially appear incomprehensible to your eyes. But read on—you are looking at something amazing! Earlier this month, Deb and I had two incredible octopus encounters in the Sea of Cortez. Last week, I posted a photo from our first encounter, where we had the privilege of […]

What is a chukar?

What is a chukar?

Marty’s photo of the day #1921: This is a type of partridge, called a chukar. These birds are native to Asia and are an introduced species in the United States. One of the many ways humans are screwing up Planet Earth is by introducing animals to areas those animals don’t belong. This chukar was on […]

Yes, I married my wife while in kindergarden

Yes, I married my wife while in kindergarden

Marty’s photo of the day #1910: I was just five-years-old when Deb and I got married. But when you’re five and you get to marry someone who is eight-years-old, you go for it. She made me the big man in kindergarten—and frankly having a tomboy third grader watching out for me came in handy many […]

This election is bigger than Hillary or Bernie

This election is bigger than Hillary or Bernie

The vast majority of my Facebook friends are liberal, and if I were to poll them all, they’d probably split evenly between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders supporters. I’m officially undecided. In fact, when the time comes for me to vote in the Montana primary, I will seriously consider grabbing the Republican ballot and voting […]

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