The Week Rolls On
The news continues to spread about the paper and scanning the coverage has been fascinating. Most quote each other or my blog or just AMI’s release. The Palm Beach Post had one of the more interesting takes on the situation, placing our closing in context with general newsstand sales woes. And last night, Keith Olberman paid us tribute on the closing segment of Countdown.
I received an offer to write a first person piece on the closing for the Toronto Star, which was flattering but I turned it down.
Meantime, we’re one page away from closing the penultimate issue and have already gotten started on our finale. It’s definitely been a week for mixed emotions.
On the other hand, it was also my birthday this week and I received many cards and e-mails from friends and family, which was nice. Robbie barbecued up a favorite dinner and we feasted on one of Cold Stone Creamery’s finest chocolate cakes.
It’s been a week to hear from friends near and far as the news spread, including one friend who crawled out from isolation to chat, which was terrific.
The networking and job hunt continues, slowed by the sheer volume of contacts now hobnobbing at San Diego. In-between work and job hunting, I’ve managed some web writing and more work on The Soon to be Named Project.