Jacob Baynham is a freelance journalist and essayist who lives in Montana. He has written about criminal justice for The Christian Science Monitor, about parenting for Outside magazine, and has reported internationally for Newsweek,the San Francisco Chronicle, Slate, and other publications. He lives in Missoula with his wife, Hilly McGahan, and their two boys.
I began to see, however dimly, that one of my ambitions, perhaps my governing ambition, was to belong fully to this place, to belong as the thrushes and the herons and the muskrats belonged, to be altogether at home here. […]