The Moth, started in New York City in 1997 by George Dawes Green, features famous and amateur storytellers. They tell funny or dramatic tales without notes. The idea has expanded to other cities, and for a while, we had our own version in Missoula, hosted at the Badlander/Palace complex. It had some good moments; a few stories by local journalists and politicians made for a compelling evening. But the word didn’t get out, audiences shrunk, and the Missoula Moth lost its wings. Strange, especially for a city full of writers, movers and shakers, and people with a lot to say.