Our Coyotes Never Sounded So Loud

I have neighbors in Livingston, Mont., who have geared up for every potential Armageddon since the Cuban missile crisis. From the cold war to the Gulf War to Y2K (how quaint it seems now, that odd abbreviation), a certain vocal minority hereabouts has been hoarding ammunition, boiling water and stockpiling gold coins in hopes of riding out some vast calamity that will devastate the unprepared while leaving savvy country folk untouched. That was the vision, at least, until last month, when the attacks on New York City and Washington proved to all but the most stubborn of mountain dwellers that that's...

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