He followed his heart, leaving Tucson for personal reasons, and managed to find a great gig where his heart led him. He starts as the managing editor of the Fernandina Beach News-Leader in Florida on Feb. 19, and we wish him nothing but the best.
And with his departure, that leaves me in his place.
I won't go into too many details about my background--they've already been printed in this very space. But I will say this: I love journalism, and I love alternative newsweeklies. I look forward to the coming weeks, months and years here at the Tucson Weekly.
It's a damn fine newspaper, and the goal of myself and the rest of us on board is to make it even better. Within a few weeks, we'll start tweaking things in the paper--adding some new features and reorganizing things in an effort to freshen things up. We hope to make the paper a little edgier, funnier, newsier and better-looking. We're also going to make sure that our emphasis is completely on Tucson, and the stories that unfold here every day.
Let us know how we're doing. See my e-mail address below? Use it.
Here's to the future.