really BIG Sky Blog
Big Sky is not just the place where I conduct my business.
It’s my home and here’s what I think about it.
As a regular columnist in our local newspaper,
I’ve developed a Q&A forum for my fellow inquisitors.
Tell me, Tallie #7
How does Big Sky discard its trash?
“I love this crummy weather,” Oscar the Grouch once reflected. “Gotta chill this hot chocolate down so it tastes good and yucky.” Oscar, the vaguely grumpy Muppet from Sesame Street, grew up in a curbside trashcan. Now his character inhabits a network of compost and recycle bins, illustrating the evolving ways we deal with our disposabl...Read more
Tell me, Tallie #6
Whose sign is it anyway?
“Stop,” “Bighorn Sheep Crossing,” “Trailhead,” “Whoa!” these are the messages we read on signs around Big Sky. Many of them are now toppled, crumpled or have inexplicably disappeared—the spring thaw reveals street signs, directional signs, wildlife and pedestrian signs that have been damaged from dutiful snowplows and/or errant mo...Read more
Tell me, Tallie #5
Where are the canine hot spots in Big Sky?
[photo credit to Carolyn Williams of Zephyr Cycling Studio in Bozeman] Some of our best friends have four legs. They run between our strides on trails, they heroically find people who have been buried in avalanches, and they love us no matter what. One of my first reader-submitted questions related to Big Sky’s relationship with its pets. Where c...Read more