When you put yourself out there, you give everyone the right to comment on your hair

There’s an episode of 30 Rock where protagonist Liz Lemon prepares to host her own TV show for the first time. When word gets out that she’s about to make her TV debut, one friend eyes her closely and says, “TV? Are you sure you didn’t mean radio?” Another frowns and says, “Well, your hair … More When you put yourself out there, you give everyone the right to comment on your hair

Why I Write

Why do we do what we do? It’s usually pretty easy to answer what we’re doing (I’m typing) or how we’re doing it (I’m using a keyboard). But why? Why type these words? Why type them right now? Of course, “why” can probe deeper: Why live there? Why work that job? And deeper: Why stay … More Why I Write

Taste that Wild Mercy

Pop quiz about 1990s sit coms!  Who was the prime time uncle known for his signature expression “Have mercy!”? If you said Uncle Jesse Katsopolis, you were right.  Thanks to Uncle Jesse’s role on Full House, many of us became used to the expression “Have mercy!” Among friends and colleagues here in Missoula, a new … More Taste that Wild Mercy