Essays & Nonfiction


Brain training: Stepping off the treadmill

I’m not a runner. I view people who run as a bit mad. I can’t imagine being driven to run from one place to another, pounding pavement as your ankles…

Seven Months

Excel The Greyt was diagnosed with bone cancer on July 31, 2015. His prognosis: three months. At the time, I didn’t believe he had three weeks. The cancer moved so…

Trust on display

For Ricki Feeley, dance is personal. She groups movement into phrases the way a writer tells a story. “Most of movement I create is based on how I am feeling,”…

Blocked

“It’s just a dog.” I have considered that line more that I care to admit. When I began writing about loss and the ways in which dogs show us trust…

Dating Detox

Midnight, January 1, 2016: The ball drops, the champagne pops, and so many kisses! Arms around each other, once-a-year pronouncing: “For auld lang syne, my dear, for auld lang syne….

Dear Future Self

At age 35, I quit my job. It was a good job. I was paid well. I worked with a team of hard-working, intelligent people whom I respected. I had…

Till Death…Or We Part

The magazine pitch: Always the bridesmaid. The gist:“All your friends are getting married. Talk about weddings from your perspective…like getting fitted for a dress you will hate, or helping plan…

The Evolution of Camping

For many of us, our lives play out in cities, inside buildings of conditioned and forced air, and in homes closed off from the elements. When we set off to…
anna paige

Montana-based independent journalist

Anna Paige is an independent Montana-based arts journalist and nonprofit development specialist. She’s been working in the newspaper and publishing industry since 2004. Want to stay connected? Anna sends periodic updates about upcoming events, new publications and projects, and articles that might interest you.

anna paige

Montana-based independent journalist

Anna Paige is an independent Montana-based arts journalist and nonprofit development specialist. She’s been working in the newspaper and publishing industry since 2004. Want to stay connected? Anna sends periodic updates about upcoming events, new publications and projects, and articles that might interest you.