Growing Up On A Reservation [Rumbles]

To one degree or another, most young people learn how to fight. For those with brothers and sisters, fighting at home is not an option. Older siblings tend to push their younger brothers and sisters around. At times going as far as to land a few punches. All with love, of course. Truth be told, … Continue reading Growing Up On A Reservation [Rumbles]

Growing Up On The Reservation [The River Island]

Right around the age of 30, I decided to disclose a few of my childhood experiences to my mother. God Rest her Soul; she was not prepared for those dreadful tales of death-defying adventure. I can still remember the look in her eyes as the blood drained from her face. Thank God I didn't tell … Continue reading Growing Up On The Reservation [The River Island]

Growing Up On The Reservation [Flathead Lake Monster]

Since 1889, there have been well over 100 documented sightings of the Flathead Lake Monster. Many depict the creature as a large fish, but most describe the monster as a snake-like creature, measuring 30 to 40 feet in length with large steely black eyes. The serpent form protrudes from the surface with several bumps and … Continue reading Growing Up On The Reservation [Flathead Lake Monster]

From Flat Tires To Felony Theft

Once more, my job is rarely boring. Yesterday was Friday, and like most Fridays, I spent the day rolling from one highway crisis to another. Crashes, Disabled Vehicles, and other miscellaneous problems had our drivers working tirelessly for most of the day Around 2:30 PM, I received a call to move a vehicle to safety. … Continue reading From Flat Tires To Felony Theft

Growing Up On The Reservation [School Racism]

Pictured: Polson High School. Polson, Montana. I struggled terribly in school. Not because I couldn't do the work, but for several other reasons. Racism [Racial Politics] was close to the top of the list. Racism; we've all been givers and receivers. Everyone has been guilty of racist thoughts to some degree. Everyone has been the … Continue reading Growing Up On The Reservation [School Racism]

Growing Up On The Reservation [Law Enforcement]

Law Enforcement on the Reservation is complicated, and there is no shortage of it. I grew up in a County Seat, so my hometown had an extra share. We had City Police, County Sheriff's Office, State Police, Tribal Police, and because the city was on Tribal Land, the Feds had several offices. All American Indian … Continue reading Growing Up On The Reservation [Law Enforcement]

The Truth Will Set You Free [Even While Driving]

The Truth Will Set You Free As I've written before, my job is never dull. Anything that can happen on the Interstate Highway happens while I'm at work. I've witnessed Horrific Accidents, Car Fires [The CarBQ], Medical Emergencies, Stolen Vehicles, and too many Deer lying on the shoulder. The danger is never-ending and tends to … Continue reading The Truth Will Set You Free [Even While Driving]