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A Tragedy In The Mountains Highlights Pain Facing The Young

October 16, 2017 // Community, Community Change

The Madison Mountains, photo courtesy Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center, B. Vandenbos
In mountain towns like Bozeman and Jackson Hole, extreme athletes are modern heroes.  When something bad happens, it should cause all of us to hold our kids closer
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Touching Meaning In A Small-Town Funeral Procession

October 1, 2017 // Community, Community Change

Photo by Timothy Tate
Bozeman, Montana Psychotherapist Timothy Tate Riffs On The Struggles Of Finding Purpose While Living Beneath The Big Western Sky
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Selling Off The Historic Playground To Pay For Growth

September 14, 2017 // Community, Community Change

The historic lawn of the Emerson Cultural Center in Bozeman
Mountain Journal columnist and downtown Bozeman businessman Tim Crawford says growth doesn't pay for itself. And there's no better example than Bozeman public school officials potentially selling off a beloved historic playground to meet budget shortfalls.
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For A Generation, "The Blue Door" Was A Safe Space On Bozeman's Main Street

September 5, 2017

The author contemplates the meaning of red, white and blue from behind the door of his clinical therapy practice in downtown Bozeman, Montana
Psychotherapist Timothy J. Tate says the biggest downside of his community becoming the "it" place is the loss of handshake agreements.
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Even In Paradise, Everyone Needs To Heal Something, Especially The Seemingly Invincible

August 23, 2017 // Community, Community Change

Mountain towns cast their own shadows. Photo by Todd Wilkinson
Confronting the myth of perfection, columnist Timothy Tate, a practicing psychotherapist in Bozeman, writes about "distress" accompanying radical changes in mountain communities
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Mindset: Timothy Tate Analyzes The Psyches Of Mountain Towns

August 14, 2017 // Bozeman, Civil Society, Columnists, Community, Community Change

Timothy Tate
We live in a region of hopes, dreams, reinvention, greed, magnanimity and hardship playing out on landscapes visible and within. Provocatively, Timothy Tate applies the lessons he's learned as a practicing therapist to psychoanalyzing the mental state of mountain communities.
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