Yellowstone Summer Day 15 Field Notes: Bozeman Edition

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Sunset from adopted aunt and uncles’ house in Boseman.

I’m sure everyone will be devastated by brevity of tonight’s post, courtesy of wifi scarcity here at family friends’ house in Bozeman. 

Today’s highlights, sadly sans better photos from the real camera:

1) Finally getting out to Lamar before 630 (kinda embarrassed to even fess up to that!

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Sunrise at Ricks’.

2) The utterly sweet couple from Derby, driving across the country for 8 weeks in their first visit to the US, who I witnessed seeing their first wolf thanks to Scott Wolff!

3) Nothing but incredibly positive conversations in my abbreviated workdayu.

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Skye, the 120 lb puppy cat.

4) Hanging with family friends who are basically family, two of the most positive people I’ve ever met and ridiculously, wonderfully into each other in their 70s.

5. 7 solid hours of cuddles from their pony-size Doberman who thinks hes a cat.  See video below of happiest Doberman pony in the world, totally baffled that the real ponies don’t neccessarily want to rub noses with him.

About Bethany Barratt

Dr. Barratt earned her PhD from the University of California in 2002, and her BA in Political Science/History from Duke University in 1994. She is Director of the Joseph Loundy Human Rights Project, which joins forces with community partners in Chicago and cities abroad to draw and apply comparative lessons to make measurable gains in respect for human rights in urban settings. Professor Barratt has conducted archival and field research in Yellowstone National Park, Central Asia, the UK, Canada, and Australia. She is author or editor of several books including “Human Rights and Foreign Aid” (Routledge, 2007), "The Politics of Harry Potter" (Palgrave McMillan, 2012), and coeditor o "Public Opinion and War: Lessons from Iraq" (Potomac, 2012). She has also authored articles on environmental politics and justice, conservation policy, human rights, foreign aid, US, British, Canadian, and Australian foreign policy, and counterterrorism, in Political Research Quarterly, The Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and edited volumes from Ashgate and Lexington Books. Besides her teaching experience at Roosevelt and the University of California, she has also taught in a number of jails and prisons. She is an officer or member of several scholarly associations including the American Political Science Association and the International Studies Association.
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