I was born in the southern U.S. and raised by a 21 year Marine Corps Vietnam Vet and his hard working, successful, Tennessee born bride. They set the bar pretty high for their three kids...so I decided to just walk under it and go into radio at age 16. After years of "town to town, up and down the dial", I made my way to Billings in 2005. That turned out to be the best decision I ever made. It lead to a great job, and the love of my life, my daughter, Eliana. I'm happy to be raising her in a place with a great mix of conservative family values and progressive ideas about inclusion and embracing the differences in people (provided they are not too liberal or from California).
“Dad Skills” On The Decline
My dad has taught me a lot over the years. He's still better than I am at pretty much all of it, but the basic "dad skill" I have, I owe to him. Apparently, these little things I take for granted are on the decline across the country.
Will Pence’s Visit Help Billings’ Meth Problem?
Will Pence's visit on Wednesday (6/12/19) help Meth addiction in our state? The quick answer is no. The visit itself won't do anything, which is why I am hoping he lays out an actionable plan that makes sense. This problem isn't just a Montana issue, it's an American epidemic. It has wreaked havoc in my hometown and I would really love to hear a solution that makes sense. Not only have a heard a plan that I think will work, I can't even conceive of one.
Billings Castle On The Market
If you put 20% down, you're looking at monthly payments of just over $82,000. It's just a little out of my reach, but for the select few who could use and can afford a castle (or want to see additional photos), here is the official listing.
Three Reasons I’ll Miss IGA
IGA was actually my store of choice. Don't get me wrong, it's not the only place I shop, but it's where I shop the most and here are the reasons:
Loud Fire Drill Scheduled For Tonight at Billings Airport
I'm not sure how far down into town the alarms will make it, but if you know someone who lives near the airport you might want to let them know...or be mean and tell them there is a conflict with North Korea and to take shelter if they hear an alarm.
How I Make The Perfect Burger
First off, you have to start with the right meat. It needs to be 80/20. I know many are tempted to buy the extra lean stuff either for health reasons, or because they assume since it costs more it tastes better...not the case with burgers. If you start with that 93% lean stuff, you'll end up with dry, crumbly burgers. As far as seasoning the meat goes, here's all I do:
Making Homemade Drinks With A Ginger Bug
If you've never had homemade Ginger Ale or Root Beer, you're missing out. You can actually make some delicious fizzy beverages without having to buy anything special and it all starts with a thing called a "ginger bug".
Billings Biggest Garage Sale: Noobie Guide
Every year Billings Biggest Garage Sale draws new buyers and sellers and I thought it would be handy to point out a few things that first timers may not know.
Kentucky Derby Party This Saturday (May 4th)
Montana has plenty of horse fanatics, but almost none of them will make it to Louisville to watch the Kentucky Derby on Saturday. So, here's the next best thing: The Billings Derby Party.
Front Row For Billings Big Air Bash
Billings Big Air Bash is Saturday, April 6th, at MetraPark and you've got a chance to win front row seats for the action. All seats at this event are reserved and seating is limited. There are no "bad seats". You'll be able to take in all the action from wherever you are sitting. Of course...front row is always best, right?