5/6/14 & 5/7/14: This week on "Reflections West:" Poet Damon Falke reflects on how the grand landscape of the West invites us to observe. Falke shares a poem about his father teaching him how to look carefully for ancient fragments in the desert.
4/1/14 and 4/2/14: This week on "Reflections West:" Doug Midgett reflects on the legacy of agricultural ghost towns—a by product of the boom and busts of the homesteading era. He pairs his thoughts with "Dried Out, a poem by Gwendolyn Haste.
3/25/14 & 3/26/14: This week on "Reflections West:" Bud Cheff, Jr. reflects on the enduring ties between two families, one white, one Indian, on the Flathead reservation. He pairs his thoughts with a poem by Olivia Stiffler.
3/18/14 & 3/19/14: This week on "Reflections West:" Erin Saldin reflects on the mysterious bond between parent and child. She pairs her thoughts with the classic western novel, Housekeeping, by Marilynne Robinson.
3/11/14 & 3/12/14: This week on "Reflections West:" Robert Stubblefield reflects on the power of the written word to bring immediacy to story-telling. He pairs his thoughts with a passage from a James Welch novel, Fools Crow.
3/4/14 and 3/5/14: This week on "Reflections West:" Tammy Elser reflects on the grand tradition of morning coffee, Monana style, which, though it may lack frills, is loaded with nostalgia. She pairs her thoughts with a poem by Navajo poet Luci Tapahonso.
2/25 and 2/26, 2014: This week on "Reflections West," Philip Burgess reflects on the historical fad of Penny Postcards and how they helped form women’s communities of the past. He pairs his thoughts with the contents of seven such cards written to two homesteading sisters in Montana.