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We arrived in Montana to find the garage door opener not working, the phone not working, the message machine not working, my computer not working. The phone got fixed the next day, the door opener just needed a new battery, the computer, too.


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The Big Sky
Outdoor Photographer
Legendary landscape master David Muench traded a 4x5 for compact digital cameras for his most recent expeditions in Montana and his exploration of Big Sky Country.

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David Muench's National ParksDavid Muench's National Park

Essay by Ruth Rudner

Ruth Rudner's moving essays coupled with Muench's visual celebration of these great lands brings to life the landscapes and features of parks.

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2012 IRMA award for "The Cranes of Corrales,"
which appeared in the Jan. 2011 issue

2011 IRMA awards for her article
"Writing on the Walls", published in the April 2010

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Ruth Rudner and her book Forgotten Pleasures
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Ask Now the BeastsAsk Now the Beasts
Our Kinship with Animals Wild and Domestic

"Rudner has some astonishing tales to tell." --Kirkus Reviews

"Pure grace in motion is how I see this fine book." --Maxine Kumin, Pulitzer Prize winning poet, author of Jack and Other New Poems

Ask Now the Beasts is a beautiful meditation on how we relate to animals: sometimes loving, sometimes misguided, often exploitive, often with genuine concern. Capturing the powerful ways that animals interact with us spiritually, activate our imaginations, and tie us to our own ancient beginnings, Ruth Rudner finds meaning and appreciation for the way in which each animal exists fully in its own world -- and how that world relates to ours. Entering variously into love, hope, possibility, heartache, and wonder, Rudner's stories ponder the richness of relationship, whatever form it takes.  
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