Pardon me while I catch my breath. I’ve never been let go from a job before.
I suppose it’s something just to be able to say that, after 40-plus years in an industry as volatile as journalism. Gaining new experiences has always been one of the joys of practicing this craft that I love so much. Thus far, this particular new experience ranks somewhere below, say, interviewing terrorists, riding in planes with former drug runners, or finding out you and your teammates have won a Pulitzer Prize.
Publisher Lee Newquist told me the news a few days ago. He said that, given the changes that are taking place in our business, it’s time that I part company with Fort Worth Weekly. He’s not mad at me, he said, and he appreciates the work I’ve done over the last 14 years in our little hard-scrabble, scraped-knuckles shop. It’s just time for a change.