Bitterroot Amateur Radio

Bitterroot Amateur Radio

communicating through thick and thin

Fully Informed Jury

Fully Informed Jury

the alternative to a ruling elite

Libertarian Party

Libertarian Party

whatever floats your boat as long as it doesn't sink mine

We never do this in a car

We are trying to build expertise and confidence on our motorcycles, particularly Missy on Piglet. To this end every-other-day outings are the pattern we are shooting for.

She is officially in rider training mode which requires direct supervision on all her street rides … until she smokes the written test she has scheduled for […]


Fun with granddaughter Mochi. She loves to bake (cherry tarts and ginger creams) and she did my nails, too. Maybe you can tell she’s a character.

We share a love of thrifting and art. Granddaughter Mochi brought me pottery she made so I knew she would enjoy the Farmer’s Market. She’s worked outside […]

Esther Bishop

Mother passed tonight. I was notified this morning that she was in the hospital. I am so grateful that my brother, Joseph, and daughter, Sara, could be with her. If I had wings I could not have made it in time.

Esther Sarah (Hill) Bishop, age 98

November 15, 1924 – April 3, 2023


Protected: Bruce Bishop

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Dance, Freddy, Dance

Dance Freddy Dance <—LINK to the story

A story by Ted Dunlap; illustrated by his youngest daughter, Deedra.

Hover your cursor over the second title to activate the link to the pdf file.

TED: When I was a Daddy, I would tell bed-time stories to my daughters … made up on the spur of […]

Richard Dunlap Family Visit 2021

Ted’s son, Richard, & kids came for a visit!

Richard, Ted, Isaac, Kelsee, Marilyn, Mochi, Anthony & Scooter

They arrived in the afternoon and got a tour of our place and Rich noted that we had extra beds and inquired if some of the kids could sleep here. We enthusiastically accepted and […]

Protected: Seattle 2021

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Hansen kids – Sara & Scott toddlers plus

Edwin Veghte Dunlap, USAF WWII

Edwin Veghte Dunlap is/was my father-in-law. Luckily, I was able to meet him in person a few times before he passed. He was definitely a character with an interesting story.

Ed wrote and illustrated a book about his WWII experience. I took photos of the COPY of the book that we have and then […]

Masking Children – unintended consequences

I cannot take credit for writing this, but I certainly am going to share it.

Something to be aware of! I would say a pretty good reason for children not to wear masks!

Imagine looking for a child in a sea of masks.

Do you know who this child is?

If you were on […]