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Bases Loaded

Posted on by Alice Schenk / Comments Off on Bases Loaded

Hitting the Grand Slam Story and Photos by Alice Schenk I love lists. They’re an aid to constancy—the stickability that carries me through situations and sections of life in a manner more focused than I might otherwise be.
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The Grand Slam

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Spring Training in the Mountains Story and Photos by Tom Lopez The author, a noted Idaho mountaineer, coined the term “the Grand Slam” for four peaks in the Boise area that are prized by climbers. Here, he describes
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The Court-Martialed Priest

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Toussaint Mesplie, Idaho Pioneer By John J. O’Hagan In 1862, gold was discovered in the Boise Basin. Thousands of miners—many of them Irish Catholic—left the pretty much depleted California goldfields and settled in Idaho. Bishop Blanchett of Oregon
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In Praise of Smallness

Posted on by Les Tanner / Comments Off on In Praise of Smallness

Fishing the Little Creeks By Les Tanner “Hello?” “Ken? This is Les.”   The static, the thunder, and the rain hammering on the roof of my SUV were a bit distracting, so I wasn’t even sure I was talking
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Austin Goes West

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I’ve got one,” Austin said quietly as I was in the middle of a cast. I looked up to see my oldest grandson standing knee-deep in the cold water, a few yards upstream from where I was fishing—and sure enough, his fly rod was bent into a big curve. He definitely had a fish on.

I was surprised that Austin was so calm. But he was a cool kid, even at eleven years old—and he remained cool in spite of the fact that he had hooked his first trout of the day. Continue reading

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