• By Denise Malloy, local columnist

When I hear the phrase, “Dance Like No One’s Watching,” it inspires me to approach the dance floor, and life, with a carpe diem-infused spirit. While faithful viewers tune in to watch spectacular routines on Dancing with the Stars, even more of us enjoy bustin’ a move to our favorite song ev…

  • By Denise Malloy, local columnist

Suddenly, the days are a little longer. I leave my coat in the closet as I head out the door. In the morning, songbirds chirp outside my window reminding me that a change of season is in the air. And that means one thing: The Husband will soon announce it’s time for that annual tradition kno…

  • By Denise Malloy Local columnist

In years past, Walt Disney himself would have guaranteed certain things as part of your visit to the Magic Kingdom. It was a given that you’d stand in line for more than an hour with a cranky toddler for a 2-minute Wild Ride with Mr. Toad. If there was any hope of snagging a seat at the over…

  • By Denise Malloy, local columnist

Miraculously, my New Year’s Resolution to exercise had lasted over a month. As I broke a sweat on my Machine to Nowhere, a celebration seemed to be in order. Since a pint of Cherry Garcia was nowhere in sight, I decided to make do with the next best thing — the Runner’s High. My pop music pl…

  • By Denise Malloy, local columnist

In the past decade, the field of neuroscience has produced amazing scientific breakthroughs. Researchers have learned how to control micro RNA, help individuals achieve impulse control, and change behavior with non-invasive brain stimulation. Recently, two MIT scientists successfully implant…

  • Denise Malloy, local columnist

As I was reading the recent publication of the Montana 64th Legislative Session Dress Code, I have to admit, for a moment I thought it was a satire piece straight from the pages of The Onion. Then I realized the truth. This was no joke.

  • By Denise Malloy, local columnist

The Husband and I were walking downtown one afternoon when we spotted an old friend walking toward us. “Look who it is!” I said elbowing him in the ribs. “I haven’t seen her in FOREVER!” As we approached, I smiled and made eye contact. She, on the other hand, began walking faster. I couldn’t…

  • By Denise Malloy, local columnist

A mere 10 weeks ago, I entered this new and unusual phase of life known as the Pre-Mature Empty Nest. After a few days of leaning against their bedroom doors, staring in forlornly, a thought finally occurred to me.

  • By Denise Malloy, local columnist

I haven’t even had the chance to pull out my orange-and-black Rubbermaid containers, carve the first pumpkin of the season, or hang up my giant fuzzy spiders outside. Not one bag of Butterfingers has been purchased for the masked, sugar-buzzed throng of pirates and princesses who will ring m…