Yeah, it’s time for another exciting “letter from the editor.” The only other one I’ve written was printed in March, in my first paper as managing editor. This is my final paper as managing editor, so—once again—it’s time to say… something.
It’s 9:45 a.m. on Wednesday, deadline day.
I have about 45 minutes to write this piece. That’s it. Of course, I’ve already written the damned thing in my head a hundred times.
It feels as though this piece should be a summing up, but of more than just my exhausting, emotionally rich few months as editor of this newspaper. It’s more a summing up of 53 years of trying to prove myself, of trying to be a good soldier.