Ed Kemmick, who worked for the Billings Gazette for a long time and was one of the first Montana folks to grok “blogging,” recently launched a new site called LastBestNews.com — and it should definitely be on your list of “sites to visit regularly.”
The most recent entry is an interview that Ed had with Max Lenington, the Yellowstone County treasurer, who has been in the news recently for using some racially-charged language.
Ed writes: “I decided I had to go interview Lenington, to find out what he was thinking, to find out what he hoped to accomplish. To find out, basically, what the hell? So, what did I learn? Well, for starters, that I shouldn’t characterize him as a racist.”
Closer to Great Falls, Ed recently posted a neat entry about the Shonkin Sag, the intriguing and beautiful area (roughly) between Highwood and Geraldine/Square Butte.
My daughter – who is a full-time student in Missoula, and works full-time as a CNA – decided to get braces several months ago. Until Thursday, the balance remaining on her account with the orthodontist was about $3,500.
And then she got this in the mail on Saturday:
Complete, absolute, total shocker. Somebody – we don’t know who – anonymously paid the entire balance.
This is like those “secret Santas” that pop up on the news each year around Christmas time – anonymously buying groceries for strangers, paying off the tab on layaway at KMart for someone, etc – except this is obviously much larger.
We don’t know who performed this extremely generous and appreciated act of kindness (possibly one of the patients that she cared for recently?), but it is very much appreciated by both of us.
Thank you, anonymous person. We will never forget your kindness, and we will pay it forward in some way – and hope that others will, too.
Neat – got my first-ever Gubernatorial Retweet! Thanks, Governor Bullock!
AJ – he of the most-awesomest graphics skillz – created a fun pic to celebrate the upcoming Cat/Griz football game.
He noted: “While my loyalties are not particularly sharp, having attended both schools, I couldn’t resist adding some fuel to the fire.”
You all know that I’m not a football fan, so the annual game is a snoozer for me, but I do kind of enjoy the passionate rivalry and good-natured jokes that are passed around.
Although I will admit – if a gun was held to my head and I was forced to cheer for one or the other, I would have to pick the MSU Bobcats because: my wife is an MSU alum; I like Bozeman more than I like Missoula; and reasons.
Anyway: here is AJ’s pic, which I love…now let’s count down the number of days it takes the SyFy channel to turn this into a Saturday night movie. And yes, the title of this post is my proposal for the title of the movie.
And in light of my recent doge obsession…I just had to: