| Like Jay, I'm headed away. This site will stay up, as I still often find the archives useful. My reason for leaving has a lot in common with Jay's. I've been blogging Montana politics at various locations since December 2002. Seven years and eleven months is a long-time and I find I have less and less time for it.
Plus, as many folks already know, my work is taking me to Portland, OR, to build a network of organizations doing more work like Forward Montana to train, mobilize, and elect a new generation of leaders. I can't keep up with Montana.
Jay's been an amazing friend and partner here. I've been fortunate to work alongside (and against) hundreds (hell, probably thousands) of talented Montanans over the past few years. I can't list everyone here, so I won't try. I'll also be back frequently, since Montana will always be home (and I hope to make it my residence again one day).
Thanks, everyone, for reading. My guess is that this site will effectively turn into a ghost town. But there's lot of other talented writers in this state to pick up the slack.