Category: Domestic

Making Two Plants from One

Years ago, my father-in-law noticed a flower he liked along the Clark Fork River in Missoula. He took a cutting of it to plant in his rock garden. Later, when he noticed the flower no longer grew in its original location, he took another cutting and re-planted it.

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Three Perfect Days in Montana

Photo by Brad Torchia Three weeks after my wife gave birth to our second child, we rented a VW Westfalia, loaded up the family, and drove around Western Montana for…

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Flight of the Salmonfly

The holy grail of Montana fly fishing is the annual salmonfly hatch, when prehistoric stoneflies crawl from the rivers, driving fish, and anglers, to their wits' end. I chased these bugs for this story on Rock Creek.

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Getting Away With Murder

Photo credit Annie Vainshtein In 2005 a Michigan law professor stumbled upon a jurisdictional grey area in Yellowstone National Park where a Constitutional loophole could allow someone to get away with…

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a life deferred - Jacob Baynham - freelance journalist

A Life Deferred

Photo credit Ann Hermes On May 19, 1975, Harry Franks was murdered outside a corner store in Cleveland. In the crowd that gathered around the body, a 12-year-old boy named…

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Backcountry Bandit

In 2013 I spent five months on a story for Men’s Journal about a fugitive who was breaking into seasonal cabins in Utah. He had evaded authorities for almost a…

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Mountain Woman

Photo credit Jeff Lipsky I’ve been interested in a mountain in Myanmar for some time. It’s called Hkakabo Razi, and at 19,295 feet, it’s the highest mountain in Southeast Asia.…

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Poster Child - Jacob Baynham - freelance journalist

Poster Child

Photo credit Jonathan Willis A minor fender-bender on a rainy night in November put a Cincinnati honors student and soccer star on a fast track to deportation. Bernard Pastor was…

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birthing essay - freelance journalist - jacob baynham

Birth Essay

On April 8, 2014, my wife became a mother—in our living room, waist-deep in a tub of water, at 4:30 in the morning. I was in the tub with her,…

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