Monte Solberg
The down low on everything from wildlife to politics
Created 03 Dec 2020
  • Of Fences, High Places, and the Sun
    26 Nov 2021 • 3 min read • 3 0
    Time flies, even when you’re just staring into the deepest recesses of the fridge hoping a snack appears, one that wasn’t there ten minutes ago. I should be more precise, it’s daytime that flies. Here...
  • No, That's Not a Walrus Head
    07 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 4 0
    It’s been a while. Sorry, I’ve been building fences and laying sod. Happy time-change day to you and yours. It is my wish for you that the hour we lost today was the worst hour of your day, the one wh...
  • Ceaseless War
    25 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 3 0
    I killed him without mercy while he bowed his head at a funeral for fallen friends, the friends I had killed mere moments before. He had flown in just for the occasion. Perhaps he was delivering the f...
  • Wandering and Wondering
    16 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    Last night, after an hour of digging post holes for my new fence, my neighbour Joe and my brother Shawn and I toasted each other and looked out on the river and talked. Mostly we talked about the outd...
  • The Gift of Moose and John Bauer
    09 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 3 0
    I haven’t written to you lately. Forgive me. Sometimes reality blows in under the front door, right under the weather stripping, and eventually you look over and see it all piled up and you sigh a hea...
  • Drumheller's Surprising Past
    27 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 5 0
    I fully intended to write about a hike from last weekend but instead I fell down a Google-search rabbit hole. I have climbed back out several hours later, and I bring with me some interesting artifact...
  • There's a Story in Them There Hills
    18 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 3 0
    Well, the days are flying by, and we all have things to do but that’s no excuse for not saying hello and catching up a little. So, let’s do that. Last weekend was cool and rainy here, so too slippery ...
  • The Land That Time Forgot
    11 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 3 0
    I was out again last Sunday. It was raining when I got there but I could see it was passing, so I dug through my golf bag for my rain jacket, put it on and went down the slope. The dizziness of the da...
  • Pushing Through
    06 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 3 0
    A couple of mornings ago, it was 5 degrees. The sparrows are flocking up. There is yellow now in the trees that fringe the river. We know what that means. That which we must not mention is coming but ...
  • I Don't Honestly Know
    04 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 3 0
    Well, I am way behind, so let's catch up. So, I did deliver the theropod bones to the Royal Tyrrell. I also emailed them a lot of pictures showing the location and the GPS settings so that they can ch...
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