A few times, I’ve been asked by people here, “So, what’s Montana like?”

I do believe I have come up with the perfect answer: “Montana is a place with a lot of beautiful mountains, gorgeous lakes, lovely hiking trails, and incredible wildlife…. and a lot of politicians who are hell-bent on destroying all of those.”

That seems to satisfy people, and it only takes one sentence to sum up what I loved and mourned about the state.