Sunshine and Smiles 

A Slice of Life   By Kim Fundingsland  Everyone needs a little down time now and then. Maybe sit back and relax, whatever form that may be, and get away from daily routines and responsibilities.   One way I’ve found to do exactly that usually involves a fishing rod, good company, and an appreciation for […]
by Kim Fundingsland
May 14, 2023

The Puppy and the Ticket 

A Slice of Life The tale I am about to reveal is worth a laugh, a cry, or both. I suppose the reaction will range from “hilarious”, to that “D___ dog!”  I’m a member of the hilarious group but, admittedly, for a moment or two, I muttered a few four-letter words. One glance at my […]
by Kim Fundingsland
May 7, 2023

Sleepy, Cold, and Fishing 

A Slice of Life  When my alarm woke me, I thought to myself I must be crazy. It was 3:30 a.m. Dark and cold. I had a ninety-minute drive that I wasn’t looking forward to.  Ahhh. The life of a fisherman is sometimes difficult to understand. Explaining it to someone else? Even harder.  There are […]
by Kim Fundingsland
April 30, 2023

The Good Badlands 

A Slice of Life I’ve visited, photographed, and written about the Badlands many times, yet always feel the efforts are inadequate. That's the effect the Badlands has on me. Others too.   The myriad of misarranged rugged buttes, variety of vegetation and wildlife, and stunning scenery in all directions is overwhelming. Far more than can be […]
by Kim Fundingsland
April 23, 2023

Maple Sugaring Day 

A Slice of Life A horse drawn wagon, flannel shirts, floppy eared caps, smiling faces, the smell of fresh pancakes, and sweet maple syrup.  Vermont?  Nope. Fort Stevenson State Park a few miles south of Garrison. Standing under one of the park’s most reliable box elder trees, Park Manager Chad Trautman, was talking to park visitors.  […]
by Kim Fundingsland
April 16, 2023

The Silence of the Owl 

A Slice of Life  Sometimes a person needs to listen to the silence.  Our world is filled with sounds of all sorts, so much so that most of us don’t even realize it. There’s cheering and chatter, the closing of car doors, noise of traffic, televisions, ring tones of cell phones -- even our own […]
by Kim Fundingsland
April 9, 2023

Slice of Life  

The Gift of Nelson Lake Darn it anyway. Sometimes it seems as though the warm days of spring will never come. However, at least for some, there’s a remedy of sorts.   Long winters are tough on anyone, but especially on those fishermen who are tired of looking at fishing rods stacked in a corner, maybe hanging […]
by Kim Fundingsland
April 2, 2023

Slice of Life

Some Things Fishy  I can’t remember the first time I went fishing, or the first fish I caught. I’m thinking I was about six years old or so and do know that I’ve been an avid fisherman to this day.  Every fisherman has a few tales to tell. Many have much better recollection than I. […]
by Kim Fundingsland
March 26, 2023

A Slice of Life 

The Promise of Spring  Spring.  For me it is the most anticipated season of the year. I’d guess it is for a lot of other people too, especially when winter seems to hang around a bit too long.  Spring is never all sunny days and warm temperatures, but it is a season of promise, foremost being that […]
by Kim Fundingsland
March 19, 2023

Slice of Life

Flooded Minot  There really doesn’t seem to be very much to Minot’s Souris River, generally meandering silently through the city. Usually those who walk the riverbank, or bicycle near it, must look down to see the water which, quite often, moves very little or not at all.  It’s a ruse, of course. The history of […]
by Kim Fundingsland
March 12, 2023
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