I was born in the southern U.S. and raised by a 21 year Marine Corps Vietnam Vet and his hard working, successful, Tennessee born bride. They set the bar pretty high for their three kids...so I decided to just walk under it and go into radio at age 16. After years of "town to town, up and down the dial", I made my way to Billings in 2005. That turned out to be the best decision I ever made. It lead to a great job, and the love of my life, my daughter, Eliana. I'm happy to be raising her in a place with a great mix of conservative family values and progressive ideas about inclusion and embracing the differences in people (provided they are not too liberal or from California).
Is Gluten Free Worth The Money?
Is it a benefit to spend the extra cash to try to avoid these evil glutens? Well, let me be clear that I am not a doctor and it's not my intention to dish out medical advice, but many of the smart folks who are qualified say that there are no real benefits to most people. If you have celiac …
How Early Do You Really Need To Be At Billings Airport
Most airlines tell you to arrive at the airport 2 hours prior to departure and for many airports, that is sound advice. As for our airport here in Billings, I had gotten a little spoiled - showing up only 45 minutes before departure and still spending 30 minutes of that waiting at the gate.
Don’t be Satisfied With Kitten-less Yoga
If you have an aversion to cats, you might be excited to know that Dog Yoga and Goat Yoga are practiced as well. On the other hand, if you're a cat lover who likes to bend your body in weird positions while trying not to fart, you should definitely attend this event.
You Don’t Need A Fancy Ride for a Good Time
I don't know who was driving it, but here's what I imagine his day was like. He figured he couldn't let such a nice Saturday go by without doing some fishing. He throws his gear on this beat up beast and heads out to a convenience store to grab the fishing necessities: live bait and…
“Dad Skills” On The Decline
My dad has taught me a lot over the years. He's still better than I am at pretty much all of it, but the basic "dad skill" I have, I owe to him. Apparently, these little things I take for granted are on the decline across the country.
Carnival At Rimrock Mall
I've loved carnivals since back when I thought being a carnie was probably the greatest job in the world. These days, even though I question the safety of the rides and the life choices of some of the employees, I still get a nostalgic feeling wandering around and will probably ride a few thing…
Who’s The Packrat In Your Family?
She doesn't want to part with anything. I put things in the pile to sell and as soon as she notices it's, "Hey, you can't sell that. I love that!", even though it's been in her closet, untouched, for two years.
New Clothing Can Go Several MONTHS Without Being Washed
For the many Montanans on a cistern (and for lazy people who hate doing laundry), it could be big news.
20 Bucks To Never Lose Your Keys Again
Hopefully I'll never need it, but my brain seems to be getting duller in these areas as time goes on, so we'll see. At this point, it's a cheap insurance policy.
Use a Flip Phone For a Week and Get Paid $1,000
Once again, a company is offering money to get someone to give up their smartphone for one week. If you, like me, instantly said "No problem. I'd do it in a heartbeat.", then you're probably not the kind of person they're looking for.
Matthew Quigley Buffalo Rifle Match This Weekend
Forsyth, Montana is a pretty quiet town most of the time. There is however, an annual tradition that certainly makes some noise: The Matthew Quigley Buffalo Rifle Match.
Five Things People With Respiratory Problems Can Do To Deal With Wildfire Smoke
Obviously they cause death and destruction for the immediately affected area, but for people who have asthma or other respiratory conditions, they can cause serious breathing problems even for those hundreds of miles away from the flames. I have someone in my family whose asthma can be a real probl…