A reality based independent journal of observation & analysis, serving the Flathead Valley & Montana since 2006. © James Conner.

28 December 2014

About Flathead Memo

Flathead Memo is an independent journal of observation and analysis, founded in 2006, that serves the Flathead Valley and Montana.

Flathead Memo is not a mouthpiece for anyone else or any organization. I’m the sole funder, writer, editor, and designer-webmaster. I’m a Democrat, but I’m not a mouthpiece for the Democratic Party. Democrats and Republicans alike tend to toss down a stiff bourbon to steel themselves for what they sometimes consider my latest outrage.

Finally, Flathead Memo is not a conduit for anonymous comment. I do not shout from the shadows. On rare occasions — and I emphasize the word rare — and on a case-by-case basis, which is the only way to do it — I may withhold an author's name as there can be a case for anonymous commentary. But one of the worst aspects of the internet is the tendency of authors to hide behind pen names. Anonymous blogging and commenting encourage hit-and-run writing and work to the detriment of taking responsibility — and credit — for one’s actions.

— James Conner