I've been working to refurbish my Blog/Webpage at MMarkmiller.com. It's been hard because my web management skills have atrophied or become obsolete. But after a lot of trial-and-error and creative cursing, I think I have things functioning well and looking good. I know my content needs refinement, but that should be comparatively easy. All I… Continue reading Blog/Webpage Update
After I sent the manuscript for Rediscovering Wonderland to my publisher a few weeks ago, I just coasted for a while. But as soon as I felt rested, I began noticing all the things I had neglected during three years of being focused on writing. In that time, I finishing Encounters in Yellowstone and Sidesaddles… Continue reading Blog/Webpage Update
I've used this blog to post stories I've found about early travel to Yellowstone Park and occasionally other stories. Also, I like to let people know about my other a ctivities: writing, speaking and occasional personal notes. Of course, I'll keep doing those things, but with some new twists. Yellowstone travel stories are getting harder… Continue reading Introducing Free Reads
Over the last few weeks there have been several stories about injuries and deaths caused by ignoring the rules in Yellowstone National Park. Here a good example from The Billings Gazette. The coverage reminded me that I have posted several stories about tourists' encounters with hot springs and geysers. I decided to reprise some of… Continue reading Dangerous Adventures with Hot Spring and Geysers
Distinctly Montana published my article "Tales of the Belgrade Bull" in its Spring 2016 issue. It's the boisterous tale about the son of a Holstein dairy cow that nobody could ride. The bull was "discovered" on a ranch north of Belgrade, Montana, where he learned to buck off children who attempted to ride him after… Continue reading Distinctly Montana Publishes “Tales of the Begrade Bull.”
I've been getting ready to present "Sidesaddles and Geysers: Women's Adventures in Early Yellowstone" on Thursday, Nov. 5, at 6:30 in the Park County Senior Center, 206 South Main, Livingston. The program, sponsored by Humanities Montana, is free and open to the public. I always enjoy getting ready for my presentations because it gives me… Continue reading An Event — Ready to Present at Park County Senior Center in Livingston
It would heave and swell, and the glorious fountain would suddenly burst up again into the blue sky!
She is a happy and self-reliant creature, the savage, and the best hype of American girl.
While checking to see how my blog was doing yesterday, I noticed that one of my hits came from Billings author Craig Lancaster's Wikipedia page. "That's strange," I thought. So I checked it out. Sure enough! There it was in footnote number 10, a citation to my post of March 1, 2011, "Reading Hemingway in Yellowstone by Craig… Continue reading This blog is credible — Wikipedia makes it official
I received this very nice letter today from Zack Lea of Bozeman. I'm thrilled that he loved my book, Macon's Perfect Shot. I wrote it with guys like Zack in mind. He turned 12 today. Happy Birthday, Zack.