Posts Tagged ‘SuzAnne’

July 2017: Running from Weddings

  Operating a guest ranch is more than a full-time job in the summertime. It is a 24/7 job that engulfs our entire lives. It brings wonderful people to our doorstep, lots of different types of fun outdoor activities, and an endless amount of work that includes considerable stress in making sure that everyone, both…

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May 2017: Lessons from My Mother

  My mother, Phyllis Hilma White, was born on June 26, 1917, to a very poor man from Helena, Montana, and his wife who had immigrated from Sweden as a nineteen-year-old girl. They lived on a hard scrabble ranch, with the father working nights at the state nursery in Helena. Phyllis was the oldest girl…

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February 2017: Life’s Greatest Gifts – My Sons

I am unable to think of my sons without at some point returning to the lines of a letter I first encountered in the movie The Great Santini.  The letter was read by eighteen-year-old Ben Meechum (played by Michael O’Keefe). It had been written by his mother, (played by Blyth Danner) and tucked into his…

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February 2017: The Long and Winding Road

“We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”  –Joseph Campbell “Success in marriage does not come merely through finding the right mate, but through being the right mate.” –Barnett Brickner Sterling and I are living caricatures of the sayings “opposites…

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February 2017: Love is an Active Verb

Merging Waters Give up your selfishness, and you shall find peace; Like water mingling with water, you shall merge in absorption. —Sri Guru Granth Sahib Were I not a member of this family, I am not sure I would believe in its existence. It defies all commonly held beliefs about families, especially about mixed families…

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February 2017: A Love of Home

Several years ago, I wrote a blog for the website www.MakeItMissoula.com about my bringing my parents back to Montana for the final stage of their lives. I decided to expand on that blog and include it in this issue of our Dunrovin Ranch Lifestyle Magazine dedicated to love. The love I feel for my home state…

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Holiday 2016: Reflections on a New Knee

Naturally I brought my little point-and-shoot camera along with me when I went into the hospital for surgery to replace my left knee. I wanted to divert myself from my medical situation, and searched for something interesting to present itself as a photographic subject.  I have found that merely having the camera in my possession…

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