"Putting out a newspaper is like making the movie “Ben-Hur” every day. The effort is intense. You're never sure of the exact time you'll get to the fat part of the crescendo. People who are key to a story could call you back at 5 p.m. Or 6. No one can ever really answer that question from family and friends on the phone, “What time will you be done?” The next day, the whole relentless business starts over. You start rolling the rock uphill again."
For the rest of the terrific column by Ginny Merriam upon her departure from the Missoulian, click here.