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Kris Drummond

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Kris Drummond is a writer, photographer, and traveler living in Bozeman.

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Fri. Sep. 1st, 2017

Bioscience: An Experiential User’s Guide

by Kris Drummond

It’s all a joke now, a strange dream of filth and heartbreak.It’s over. I’m clean. And while the smell is gone, the memory remains.I’m talking about the month I spent as a participant in a study at Bozeman’s own…

Sat. Apr. 1st, 2017

The Olympic Equation: Nordic Sprinter Jennie Bender

by Kris Drummond

When Jennie Bender was thirteen years old, sitting in her Vermont home journaling about “making the Olympics in either running or skiing,” the often-harsh reality of an athletic career was probably a distant and uninteresting…

Wed. Feb. 1st, 2017

Internet Earthquakes Passionate Plane Rides

by Kris Drummond

The tectonic plates of the society we’ve long known are shifting; low, lethargic rumbles, nearly imperceptible, yet capable of tearing continents apart. The security we think we have doesn’t seem so certain; the question mark of…

Tue. Nov. 1st, 2016

Finding Empowerment

by Kris Drummond

Why am I anxious? My brain is clogged, and the circle of people I’m sitting in feels cramped. It’s my first day of volunteering as a mentor for Big Sky Youth Empowerment and instead of showing up with presence and compassion like…

Sat. Oct. 1st, 2016

All You Need Is Metta

by Kris Drummond

When I understand myself, I understand you, and out of that understanding comes love. Love is the missing factor; there is a lack of affection, of warmth of relationship; and because we lack that love, that tenderness, that generosity, that…

Fri. Sep. 2nd, 2016

The Great Dinosaur Conspiracy

by Kris Drummond

Contemplating federal politics in the electoral afterthought that is Montana is exhausting. It’s an empty helplessness that settles in as November nears, particularly this year. I want to care, but maybe part of growing up is coming to…

Fri. Jul. 1st, 2016

A Vision of Bozeman’s Future

by Kris Drummond

A bead of sweat dropped from my eyelid as I looked over to the wall of Bozeman High School’s South cafeteria and saw the painting that my graduating class, the class of 2007, signed as we prepared to embark on our lives. I was shocked.…

Wed. Jun. 1st, 2016

The Last, Best Place

by Kris Drummond

What does it mean to be “The Last Best Place,” exactly? That combination of words has confused me since I was a kid. I can’t help but feel that a comma is needed between last and best. Otherwise it kind of reads like the…

Tue. Mar. 1st, 2016

It’s a Bird, it’s a Plane, it’s a Superdelegate

by Kris Drummond

My plan with this article was to wander around downtown after midnight and ask people silly questions about politics. I hoped to evoke some funny answers that would illustrate the madness that descends upon America every four years, and…

Mon. Feb. 1st, 2016

Dharma Is a Funny Word

by Kris Drummond

In a culture accustomed to the great monotheistic traditions, we generally expect our places of worship to reflect the magnificence and power written into the creation story. Stained glass, ornate carvings, bell towers, brick and mortar.…