There are beach people and city people and plains people and desert people and bottoms people and hill people. I can be most of those kinds of people for a little while but there is no denying that deep down inside, I am a hill person. The mountains simply speak to me. I like the air and the lakes and the uneven skylines and the strange people who populate towns carved out of the side of rocks.

Being a hill person might explain my penchant for country music. As my readers know, I stan Dolly Parton but that isn’t unique enough to count as street cred. Everyone stans Dolly Parton. If someone doesn’t stan…