Thanks for the kind words, but I do call ‘em like I see ‘em. If your writing wasn’t emotionally powerful, I would have ignored it.
The coolest thing about Medium is that we don’t form any judgements of people, other reading what is in their hearts.
Your story about that bar was a revelation because: a) I don’t drink; b) I would never hang out with a bunch of seemingly drunk ruffians; and c) I could never see going to Montana because of the foul weather. And considering what I think you wrote about politics, it’s amazing you would get along with the people in a decidely red state.