Monthly: September 2010

Bozeman Chronicle top story!

The "Respecting the Sacred" tolerance celebration and dove release were the top story in the 9/13/10 Bozeman Daily Chronicle. Lovely picture of the circling flock on the front page! See the electronic version in the link to the right. Now I need to put together a guest article or letter to the editor as the article didn't mention they are homing pigeons and were home safe before I was. Note to self: make sure this gets in the next article right away.

“Respecting the Sacred” Tolerance celebration

This afternoon in front of the Bozeman Public Library gathered members and leaders from Bozeman's Muslim, Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Unitarian Universalist, humanist, human rights advocation and other communities. In response to the threatened burning of Qurans and the rise in feelings against American Muslim communities, leaders spoke in turn both in English and their own languages. Music and singing, cheers and laughing and learning and children running in the sun. At the end a flock of white doves flew. I held one white dove, and said, "I have been raising a flock of a white strain of

9/11 Memorial and Tolerance Releases

This weekend, weather permitting, I am going to release my flock of white doves at two public events -- the first one at 7:30 am on Saturday at the Central Valley Fire Department in Belgrade, releasing 21 doves to honor and remember all who died in the attacks on September 11th nine years ago. The second release will be at 2:00 on Sunday in front of the Bozeman Public Library as part of an event supporting tolerance and diversity sponsored by the Gallatin Valley Interfaith Association and to the Gallatin Valley

Pigeons and family

A couple of years ago the videographer Mike Gurnett with Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks came and put together a little gem of a piece about our lofts and family. You can see it here in the links to the right under 'Smetana family and lofts TV short.' I love the look on Natalia's face. I'm so glad to have this as our kids get older. I fall in love again a little every time I see it.