Thursday, October 09, 2008

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7 comments:

ronnie said...

Wow! Big news!

Beautifully written, very gracious and warm while leaving them with a few things to think about that should make them appreciate their next editor a little more.

So where's next?

Vt Teacher said...

I agree with Ronnie. I think that you walked the line perfectly explaining what you've enjoyed and appreciated but not leaving them wondering "Well then why is he leaving?"

Nostalgic for the Pleistocene said...

I agree, that's a beautifully written goodbye.

You're an experienced re-locater but moving is still a big chore -- hope it goes smoothly!

Kim said...

Mike - That's beautiful. I think as a resident there I would love and appreciate that good-bye. I know I do as your niece.

Sherwood Harrington said...

I bet it's really that poorly-designed roof over your door that's prodded you to move again -- the one that's sloped just so it dumps a ton of snow in the most inconvenient possible place.

I'm betting that the San Jose Mercury doesn't qualify as a "small-town New England" newspaper, but I can always hope it's so until you tell us where you're actually going.

I agree with the others: this is a well-crafted goodbye, maybe even masterful. But you've had some practice, haven't you? You're a brave man, Mike Peterson.

jtogyer said...

Give 'em hell, Deacon, and good luck in the new digs!

I can see you now: Riding into town with your hat pulled down low over your eyes, chewing on a red pencil, your copies of "The Elements of Style" and the AP Stylebook in your saddlebag ...

Uncle Jed said...

Sherwood made me lol!

I guess I hadn't really considered all this. Yes, we'll see you more, but we're all going to miss what snow comes to that damn door this winter.

Can we contact the next tenant? Is there a way to arrange a webcam?