Eat, drink, and be merry

Missoulians enjoy local food and local music at Downtown ToNight, a weekly summer event at Caras Park.

Community

Yes, the community of Missoula is truly unique. At its core and its pride is a passionate and eclectic mix of residents who make up this former timber town that has slowly matured into a small cosmopolitan city.

It’s not everywhere that you’ll find loggers and ranchers co-existing with holdover hippies and artistic types. Add in college students, immigrants, young families, retirees, entrepreneurs, minimalists, sports fanatics, green living addicts, and everything in between, and you have a rich, vibrant, and diverse community.

Though there are differing political points of view over things like growth planning and the environment, for the most part the “live-and-let-live” code of the West still thrives in Missoula. It’s for this reason that Missoula is as often identified with its tolerance as much as with its diversity.

We don’t all have to like the symphony, organic food, Grizzly football, or back country hiking, but for the most part, we respect those who do.  As our community continues to grow and evolve, this tolerance and respect for one another is what makes Missoula truly special – and a place we all call home.

"Missoula is urbane, artistic, hip...perhaps Missoula's greatest assets are a legacy of quick accomplishment and citizens positively smitten with their town."

- Skywest Magazine

A Wild Idea: Celebrating 50 Years of the Wilderness Act

By TRISTAN SCOTT-Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act... more

This Week’s Missoula Arts & Culture Scene | August 25

A recap of all things Arts & Culture--for the week of 8/18-- brought to... more

UM Sports Trivia | Week of August 25

By CHRIS WALTERSKIRCHEN- As the Hellgate Knights open their football ag... more

Fresh, Frugal, Back to School Lunch Ideas

By ERIN TURNER-Are you ready to dust off the lunch box as your kids head back to school this week? Here are some for packing fresh, healthy and frugal lunches for your kids!... more

Make it Missoula Monday | Week of August 25

Check out the various bands and live music all over town sprinkled with an occasional farmers market and fundraisers. ... more

Missoula Job Service Featured Jobs | Week of August 25

Jobs this week: Roofers, Teachers, Substitute Teachers, and support staff at Missoula County Public schools, Veterinary Assistant/Technician, Glass Installer Information Clerk and more!... more

Missoula South Side, Your Beer is Here

By BOB WIRE-As a man whose love of beer is well-documented and occasionally used against him, I gotta say I'm tickled with Missoula's newest brewery, Great Burn.... more

9th Annual River City Roots Festival Aug 23-24 in Downtown Missoula

Grammy Award winner Sam Bush headlines the admission-free, 2014 River City Roots Festival Aug. 23-24 in downtown Missoula. Welcome Home UM students! ... more

Appreciating Life More at 60 Than at 16

By LIZ MARCHI - Life is about the lens you choose. Age can give us a refined sense of what’s important, beautiful and meaningful. I loved the glasses I wore last week.... more

This Week’s Missoula Arts & Culture Scene | August 18

A recap of all things Arts & Culture--for the week of 8/18-- brought to you by the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

Make it Missoula Monday | Week of August 18

Check out the various bands and live music all over town sprinkled with an occasional farmers market and fundraisers. ... more

UM Sports Trivia | Week of August 19

By CHRIS WALTERSKIRCHEN-After an impressive showing in a home exhibition match with Carroll College, the Montana Grizzly soccer team embarks on an 8-city, 8-match road swing. ... more

Missoula Job Service Featured Jobs | Week of August 18

Jobs this week: Health Customer Service Representatives, Office Manager, Police Officer, Research and Development Director, a Stone and Granite Fabricator, and more!... more

Stuffed Zucchini–A Frugal Seasonal Meal

By ERIN TURNER-The season of zucchini jokes has arrived. The gardens are knocking out zucchini like crazy and people are finding them on their doorsteps.... more

‘Fatuous Twaddle’ For a Phenomenal Friend

By BRIAN MARSH - I had the privilege of co-officiating the memorial service for my good friend, Jamie Kelly. Here are my reflections on his life.... more

Scars: The Real Man’s Tattoos

By BOB WIRE-I don't have any tattoos, so now you know where I stand on tattoos. What I do have is a growing collection of scars. The real man's tattoos.... more

The Average Joe’s Guide to the 2014 Zootown Fringe Festival

By MATT ANGLEN-The Zootown Fringe Festival is completely unjuried and uncensored. Anyone with a performance or art instillation can apply and do whatever they want.... more

YWCA Lecture Series: How Mobile Technology Has Influenced Rural Zambian Women

Fri. 8/15 from noon to 1 p.m. at YWCA Missoula, UC Santa Barbara Professor Lisa Parks looks at how increasing access to mobile technology has influenced the lives of rural Zambian women.... more

This Week’s Missoula Arts & Culture Scene | August 11

A recap of all things Arts & Culture--for the week of 8/4/14-- brought to you by the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

UM Sports Trivia | Week of August 11

By CHRIS WALTERSKIRCHEN-HOO-RAY!!! For the Zootown Senior Softball Team who played for the Senior Softball World series title. Let's put the team's achievement in perspective: ... more

Make it Missoula Monday | Week of August 11

Check out the various bands and live music all over town sprinkled with an occasional farmers market and fundraisers. ... more

Missoula Job Service Featured Jobs | Week of August 11

Jobs this week: Someone for School Photography, Carpenter, Administrative Support, Internal Auditor, Warehouse Supervisor, Network Systems Analyst and more.... more

Existential Crisis in the Kitchen

By BOB WIRE- Despite what you might hear, I’m an enlightened, evolved male. I possess certain domestic capabilities. Believe it or not, I do know my Swiffer from a hole in the ground.... more

Lily Gladstone’s Beautiful Future

By BRIAN D'AMBROSIO - Born and raised in Browning, Lily Gladstone returned there last year to work on “Jimmy P.,” a film about a psychologically- puzzling Blackfeet World War II veteran, starring Benicio De... more

Pet Fest to Feature Davis’ Muttley Crew from America’s Got Talent!

The 9th Annual Pet Fest will celebrate International Homeless Animal’s Day at the Adams Center, Sat., Aug. 16, from 10am-3pm and features Davis' Muttley Crew from America's Got Talent.... more

Bee Huts

By PAUL WHEATON-I’ve heard that by adding a roof to protect your bee hives, you can increase honey production by as much as four or five fold. The secret: The happiness of the bee matters!... more

This Week’s Missoula Arts & Culture Scene | August 4

A recap of all things Arts & Culture--for the week of 8/4/14-- brought to you by the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

Missoula Job Service Featured Jobs | Week of August 4

Jobs this week: An Auto Technician, a Deli Worker, Housekeepers, Breakfast Attendants, and Laundry Workers, Media Information Coordinator, Lawn Care Technicians and more!... more

Homemade Pie Crust

By ERIN TURNER- It's western Montana Fair Time and with raspberries, huckleberries and strawberries all in season right now, it seems the perfect time for a pie! ... more

Make it Missoula Monday | Week of August 4

Check out the various bands and live music all over town sprinkled with an occasional farmers market and fundraisers. ... more

UM Sports Trivia | Week of August 4

By CHRIS WALTERSKIRCHEN-Saturday’s dramatic state title win for the Missoula Mavericks gave the program its 8th title since 1984.... more

New Fireline Grill Opens at Splash Montana

Splash Montana is proud to announce the ALL NEW Fireline Grill, a mobile kitchen offering fresh, restaurant-quality food options to guests at Splash Montana and in Playfair. ... more

Visit Glacier Park While It Still Has Glaciers!

By BOB WIRE- Plans are underway to change the name of Glacier National Park to reflect its eventual lack of glaciers. 'Large And Somewhat Damp Mountains National Park' is in the running for finalist.... more

First Friday Featured Artist: Sarah Jaeger

By MATT ANGLEN-Art is big in Missoula. If you don’t believe me just head downtown on the First Friday of every month and you’ll see sidewalks overflowing with people eager to catch the latest exhibition.... more

Earning Return Business, Part Two

By MARK RIFFEY - Not long ago I heard someone say “Excuses are a lie wrapped in a reason.” Training is a critical component to building a team that brings clients back repeatedly.... more

The Name Game

By ROB BREEDING - I used to correct people when they used the A word. Pronghorns are not true antelope, I’d explain, and are actually an animal in a family all by themselves.... more

This Week’s Missoula Arts & Culture Scene

A recap of all things Arts & Culture--for the week of 7/28/14-- brought to you by the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

Mid Summer Missoula Fishing Report

By TONY REINHARDT -The season is flying by! The fishing has been great in Missoula so far this year, and with plenty of water still in our rivers that should continue through the rest of the season. ... more

Save Money With DIY Haircuts

By ERIN TURNER- With 3 boys, haircuts occur quite frequently around our house. Even if we just went to Cost Cutters we'd spend a fortune every month. Instead, here's a frugal, DIY haircut option. ... more

Make it Missoula Monday | Week of July 28

Check out the various bands and live music all over town sprinkled with an occasional farmers market and fundraisers. ... more

UM Sports Trivia | Week of July 28

By CHRIS WALTERSKIRCHEN-Grizzly football fans are hoping for a winning streak for the Griz after Paul McCartney’s concert just like the program had when the Rolling Stones appeared at Washington Grizzly stadi... more

Kidsfest 2014 Slated for July 29 at Caras Park

Join Missoula Parks and Recreation for Kidsfest 2014, a free summer celebration for Missoula families at Caras Park on Tuesday, July 29 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.... more

Visit Yellowstone Before it Blows Up

By BOB WIRE- One way to get around Yellowstone is aboard one of the Historic Yellow Buses. They can sometimes be seen roaring around a corner and scaring the bejesus out of some poor buffalo.... more

Missoula’s Annual Chip Seal Program Begins

City of Missoula Street Division crews begin applying oil and chips to city streets on Monday, July 28, in the City’s annual Chip Seal Street Maintenance Program. Missoula annually seals the surface of ab... more

Flies Really Bite. Are they Bugging the Cows?

By PAUL WHEATON-Biting flies can sure make life miserable for cattle, horses and even people! Big or small, those insects can inflict painful sores. Here are a few solutions for getting rid of biting flies:... more

Earning Return Business

By MARK RIFFEY - When you make client service decisions, do you weigh the cost of losing the client?The incremental cost of service is usually tiny compared to losing the client.... more

Monte Dolack: Nature of Art

By MONTE DOLACK-My personal creative and restorative touchstone to nature is not far from our Missoula home. It is The Crown of the Continent ecosystem and the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex. ... more

This Week’s Missoula Arts & Culture Scene

A recap of all things Arts & Culture--for the week of 7/21/14-- brought to you by the Missoula Cultural Council.... more

Make it Missoula Monday | Week of July 21

Check out the various bands and live music all over town sprinkled with an occasional farmers market and fundraisers. ... more

UM Sports Trivia | Week of July 21

By CHRIS WALTERSKIRCHEN-This fall the Montana Grizzly football team will face a lot of first-year head coaches. Four of the Grizzly’s first 6 games will be against teams with new head coaches.... more

Budget Friendly Fruit Fly Killer

By ERIN TURNER-Love having the fruit sitting out for a quick walk-by snack for the kids but hate the the fruit flies? Here's a sure-fire and frugal way of killing them:... more

Rock the Hood: ZACC puts the ART in Block pARTy

By MATT ANGLEN-I love block parties. There’s something about sipping a beer and eating food from a truck in the middle of a normally busy street that just screams freedom.... more

UM Sports Trivia | Week of July 14

By CHRIS WALTERSKIRCHEN- Griz fans will be conflicted on which game to attend on Feb 29th--when Larry Krystiowiak’s Utah UTES take on Wayne Tinkle's OSU Beavers. ... more

Make it Missoula Monday | Week of July 14

Check out the various bands and live music all over town sprinkled with an occasional farmers market and fundraisers. ... more

Missoula Job Service Featured Jobs | Week of July 14

Jobs this week: A Warehouse /Parts runner, Substitute Teacher for Pre-Kindergarten student, Environmental/Housekeeping Director, Dispatch Assistant/Carrier Developer and more.... more

Families Invited to play All-Abilities Baseball at McCormick Park

Missoula Parks & Rec is teaming up with the All-Abilities Playground Project to host free baseball games for people with and without disabilities on 7/19 and 8/2.... more

I Love Me Some Grass

By BOB WIRE- Ahhh the final glory days of a nice, green lawn. The current heat wave will surely have our yards as crispy as hash browns from the back of the griddle by the end of July.... more

20 Tips for Staying Cool and Saving Money in the Summer

By PAUL WHEATON-It’s hot! So it is perfect timing to talk about how to stay cool on the cheap – both long term and short term. Here are 20 tips on staying cool this summer and saving money too.... more

Vote With Your Fork

By KRISTEN LEE-CHARLSON - One of our very core rights as human beings is challenged in this country on a daily basis. That is the freedom to choose the food(s) that we wish to raise, buy and consume.... more

Summer Dry Fly Season in Missoula

By TONY REINHARDT - It seems that we have gone from spring to summer overnight in Missoula and the fly fishing transition has happened just as quickly--now is the time to get into the river.... more

Healthy, Frugal Spinach Smoothies

By ERIN TURNER-I’ve had lots of people asking me for my recipe for Green Smoothies. Since spinach season is at its peak right now, I thought I'd share my recipe.... more

Make it Missoula Monday | Week of July 7

Check out the various bands and live music all over town sprinkled with an occasional farmers market and fundraisers. ... more

Missoula Job Service Featured Jobs | Week of July 7

This Week's Jobs: An Executive Director of a non-profit, Marketing/Development Director, Human Resource Coordinator, Chinking & Staining Laborer, Delivery Driver, Nusery Worker & More.... more

Things To Do In Las Vegas When You’re Dead

By BOB WIRE-Broke, that is. Dead broke. I think we are all familiar enough with Sin City's over-the-top entertainment torrent to know that there is no end to the list of stuff to do in Las Vegas.... more

Make it Missoula Monday | Week of June 30

Check out the various bands and live music all over town sprinkled with an occasional farmers market and fundraisers. ... more

Missoula Job Service Featured Jobs | Week of June 30

This Week's Jobs: An Archivist, Volunteer Coordinator, Machinist, Paralegal, Delivery Driver/loader and a Deli Supervisor.... more

Let’s Talk About Toilet Paper

By BOB WIRE-We're talking about toilet paper. I won't even get into that whole "over vs. under" issue. That's a passionate holy war akin to the Mac vs PC debate. A little toilet paper cultural history here:... more

How to Eat Local & Stay Healthy

By KRISTEN LEE-CHARLSON -Eating local means contributing to the local economy. A dollar spent locally generates twice as much income for the local economy. When businesses are not owned locally, money leaves th... more

Garden City River Rod Run to Celebrate 50 Years of the Ford Mustang

The 14th Annual Garden City River Rod Run will celebrate 50 Years of the Ford Mustang in Caras Park, Friday and Saturday, June 27 and 28. ... more

Make it Missoula Monday | Week of June 23

Check out the various bands and live music all over town sprinkled with an occasional farmers market and fundraisers. ... more

Missoula Job Service Featured Jobs | Week of June 23

This Week's Jobs: A foreign Car Auto technician, CNC machine operator, Direct Support Professionals, Life Enrichment Coordinator, Preschool teacher and full & part-time Caregivers. ... more

Staying Motivated And Avoiding Coupon Burnout

By ERIN TURNER- Have you hit burn out in your couponing? Does the thought of clipping another coupon cause you to have a melt down? ... more

Local Artists and Missoula Food Bank Partner for Hunger Awareness

Empty Bowls, Full Souls is an annual hunger-awareness event hosted by Missoula Food Bank. This year’s event will take place at Ten Spoon Vineyard + Winery on Wednesday, June 25 from 6-8pm. ... more

Bob Wire’s On the Course. FORE!

By BOB WIRE - Like a lot of men, I enjoy doing things that I’m not very good at. Like golf. I’ve played since high school, but never enough to get to the point where I’m consistently breaking 80.... more

Frugal Foodie: Intentional Leftovers

By KRISTEN LEE-CHARLSON - In times of economic struggles, often people cut their food budget, sacrificing the pleasure and fulfillment of true nourishment. But you don't have to.... more

What to do About Workplace Washout?

By CHERY SABOL - Most everyone has encountered an underachiever. These are the bounced checks of the work force. The Missoula Job service offers three ways to avoid them.... more

Bradford Lee Folk and the Bluegrass Playboys/Two Bit Franks

By LORL PARR - The Ruby Jewel Jamboree, once again bringing the premiere bluegrass of Bradford Lee Folk and the Bluegrass Playboys to Missoula on July 7, at 7PM at Ruby’s Inn on Reserve. ... more

Partners in Business and Life

By LIZ MARCHI -In partnerships in business and life, don’t let yourself be emotionally sabotaged by someone you can’t count on. Move on, find your people and be productive.... more

Make it Missoula Monday | Week of June 16

Check out the various bands and live music all over town sprinkled with an occasional farmers market and fundraisers. ... more

UM Sports Trivia | Week of June 16

By CHRIS WALTERSKIRCHEN- Sometimes a coaching change leads to immediate improvement, but for the Grizzlies it’s been a mixed blessing with the last 3 Griz football coaches having fewer wins in their first sea... more

Missoula Job Service Featured Jobs | Week of June 16

This Week's Jobs: A Delivery Driver, Store Supervisor, Plastic Fabricator, Retail Positions, and four Retail Associates including Sales, Cashier, a Merchandise Processor and a Pricer.... more

Ladder Golf, the Latest in One-Handed Sports

By BOB WIRE - It’s called ladder golf, and it is to white trash what polo is to the filthy rich. And I am hooked.... more

Keen on Mason Bees

By PAUL WHEATON-And now boys and girls, it is time for Uncle Paul to tell you about the birds and the bees. Or, more accurately, the flowers and the bees. And, even more accurately: Flower sex.... more

Edible Weeds–If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Eat ‘Em!

By KRISTEN LEE-CHARLSON - Fields of the pretty yellow flowers in the lawn; are they really so bad? Dandelion leaves, flowers, stems and roots are all edible if you have an organic yard!... more

Families Invited to Play All-Abilities Baseball at McCormick Park

Parks & Rec and the All-Abilities Playground Project to host Missoula’s first adaptive baseball league for people with and without disabilities beginning Saturday, June 14.... more

Make it Missoula Monday | Week of June 9

Check out the various bands and live music all over town sprinkled with an occasional farmers market and fundraisers. ... more

Easy Batch Eggs

By ERIN TURNER- Here's my new favorite way to cook a large batch of eggs. It's quick and easy!... more

Missoula Job Service Featured Jobs | Week of June 9

This Week's Jobs: An Administrative Assistant, Communications Director, Professional Driver, Paralegal and Administrative Assistant.... more

TV or Not TV, That is the Question

By BOB WIRE - Our 32” tube TV, which seemed like a JumboTron when we bought it in 2002, had gone to that big Radio Shack in the sky. Buying a new set was going to require some major education.... more

The Next Generation–Take a Kid Fishing!

By TONY REINHARDT - Do you remember the first time you went fishing, or the first fish you caught? Odds are it was a father, grandpa, or mentor who took you out on that first trip. ... more

How Different Would the World Be if Everyone Ran?

By EVA DUNN-FROEBIG - Distance Masters Runner of Year, Anne Audain reflects on the impact of running in our world: “Running gave me the courage to fight the great fight".... more

Montana Women: Key Players in the Startup World

By LIZ MARCHI - I struggle every day with intensity. All in, push to the goal line has always been my style. That’s not a good style for ageing so I am trying hard to be more focused.... more

Missoula Job Service Featured Jobs | Week of June 2

This Week's Jobs: A Journeyman Lineman, Programmer, Auto Parts counter Person, Delivery Driver and Small Engine Mechanic.... more

Quick and Easy Shower Cleaning

By ERIN TURNER- I have a secret weapon that helps me maintain a sparkling clean shower--it involves one small tool and two ingredients you'll find around the house.... more

Make it Missoula Monday | Week of June 2

Check out the various bands and live music all over town sprinkled with an occasional farmers market and fundraisers. ... more

UM Sports Trivia | Week of June 2

By CHRIS WALTERSKIRCHEN- Travis Decuire got off to a fast start at Montana as a player. In his first start as the Griz point guard in November of 1991 Decuire helped lead the Griz to a 77-38 rout of PAC-12 powe... more

Reversing Desertification

By PAUL WHEATON - Man-made desertification impacts climate change more than the burning of all fossil fuels. This includes contributions to greenhouse gasses, and overall warming.... more

Meet My Dentist, Dr. Mandible

By BOB WIRE - I just got home from a trip to the dentist. I hate the dentist. HATE the dentist. Oh, I don’t mind having my teeth worked on, I just can’t stand the guy who does it.... more

Sunday Streets Missoula, Higgins Edition, June 1, 2014

Get Moving and Get connected while celebrating sustainable transportation and healthy living at the Higgins Edition of Sunday Streets Missoula on June 1, 2014 ... more

UM Sports Trivia | Week of May 26

By CHRIS WALTERSKIRCHEN- Wayne Tinkle becomes the eighth University of Montana coach in the last 40 years to leave UM to take another Division 1 or NBA job. ... more

Missoula Job Service Featured Jobs | Week of May 26

This Week's Jobs: A Human Resource Manager, HVAC Technician, Power Equipment Sales & Service Writer, and part-time Housekeepers.... more

Make it Missoula Monday | Week of May 26

Check out the various bands and live music all over town sprinkled with an occasional farmers market and fundraisers. ... more

If It’s Off the Wall, It Can’t Go On the Wall

By BOB WIRE -The struggle for supremacy in the wall hangings department is an ongoing concern in the Wire compound. Our solution is to relegate the more questionable stuff to the basement or the spare bathroom.... more

UM Sports Trivia | Week of May 19

By CHRIS WALTERSKIRCHEN- Montana lost a legal Pioneer and a great sports mom last week with the passing of Judge Diane Barz at the age of 70.... more

Make it Missoula Monday | Week of May 19

Check out the various bands and live music all over town sprinkled with an occasional farmers market and fundraisers. ... more

Inexpensive Heat Mat for Seedlings

By ERIN TURNER- Soil temperature is critical for the sprouting of any seeds. If it is too cold, seeds will sit dormant and eventually rot. Here's a frugal alternative to a seedling heat mats: ... more

Award Winning Bluegrass Talent Junior Sisk Plays TONIGHT in Missoula

By MARK VOSBURGH - International Bluegrass Musis Award award winner, Junior Sisk and his band, Rambler's Choice plays the Ruby Jewel Jamboree in Missoula on May 12th.... more

Missoula Job Service Featured Jobs | Week of May 19

This Week's Jobs: Direct-support professionals to work with developmentally disabled adults, Auto Detailer, Glazer, Small-Engine Mechanic/Technician, & Washer (semi-trucks). ... more

Passive Annual Heat Storage

By PAUL WHEATON -When heating or cooling a home can a comfortable temperature be obtained year round with far less energy use? Can we get it down to a tenth of the national average?... more

Poker Night: Book Club For Men?

By BOB WIRE -Every Tuesday night for 7 years, I gathered with my good friends for a poker game. We survived 2 DUI’s, 1 divorce, “career changes,” and 4 births, including a couple of surprise offspring.... more

Former Missoula Resident, Kent Shaffer, Honored in Cut Bank

By JIM O'DAY - Former Missoula resident, Kent Shaffer ("Sarge"), was recently honored in Cut Bank by having the timing shack at the Cut Bank Track and Field Complex named after him. ... more

UM Sports Trivia | Week of May 12

By CHRIS WALTERSKIRCHEN- Jordan Tripp, a third generation Grizzly, played his entire amateur football career in Zootown following in the steps of his grandfather Gene and dad, Bryan Tripp.... more

Safe, Easy and Inexpensive Toilet Cleaner

By ERIN TURNER- Missoula's hard water has left deposits, lime scale and the occasional mineral/rust stains in my toilets. Here's a safe, easy, and frugal way to clean your toilets:... more

Make it Missoula Monday | Week of May 12

Check out the various bands and live music all over town sprinkled with an occasional fundraiser. ... more

Missoula Job Service Featured Jobs | Week of May 12

This Week's Jobs: Mechanic Technician, Tree Climber and Trimmer, Pesticide Applicator, Meat Worker, Produce Handler, Checker, & More... more

Apple Trees from Seed

By PAUL WHEATON -There is this story going around that if you try and grow apples from seed, then there is only a 1 in 20,000 chance that you’ll have an edible apple. ... more

Artsy Fartsy Captions

By BOB WIRE -A recent family trip to the Seattle Art Museum provided some spectacular images of mind-bending approaches to modern art. Check out these photos:... more

The Search for Mentors

By LIZ MARCHI - As I look back on my career journey, I look at the role mentors played in guiding my choices in life and work. What’s a mentor? For me, it was someone whom I admired and wanted to emulate. ... more