Elkhorn Ranch Update

Last winter I wrote a series of articles about the outrageous proposal to mine gravel on the ridge above the Elkhorn Ranch site of Theodore Roosevelt National Park, on the banks of the Little Missouri River. The Elkhorn Ranch, you probably know, was the home of President Theodore Roosevelt when he lived and ranched in … Continue reading Elkhorn Ranch Update

Weekenders

A couple months ago, I had occasion to have lunch at the North Dakota Governor’s residence with, among the other assembled dignitaries, the Governor himself. After lunch, the Governor asked those gathered around the table if they had any questions for him. One of the first questions asked was “Governor, is there ever a day … Continue reading Weekenders

Best Friends Forever

A wise friend of mine, the late Rod Tjaden, used to say this about organizations governed by volunteer boards of directors: At any board meeting, there should be just two motions. The first motion is to fire the executive director. If the motion fails, the next motion is to adjourn. Rod’s point was, of course, … Continue reading Best Friends Forever