Don’t call it

Welcome to this week’s Reno News & Review.

You might have noticed that I haven’t been around much the last couple of months. Or maybe you hadn’t noticed. You’ve got your own shit going on. You’re busy. You’re on your own mystical voyage traveling through time at the fantastic speed of one minute per minute.

As I’ve mentioned before, whenever I’ve been able to come up for a quick gasp of air, I’ve been dealing with a family medical crisis. That crisis, and its many ripples, have kept me occupied and distracted the last few months. At some point, some day, in some way, I’ll write about it all. But not now.

Here’s the good news: We’re starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. We’re nearing a return to “normalcy.” Fingers crossed. Knock on wood. Toss the salt. Sacrifice the virgin.

Huge personal thanks to everyone here at the RN&R. The support from the administrative, sales and design teams was much appreciated. And, geez, I couldn’t ask for a better editorial team. Dennis Myers, Matt Bieker and Kelley Lang all plowed ahead and did great work. Jeri Chadwell took over many of my duties, and no matter what was thrown at her, she knocked it out of the park. And special thanks to Kris Vagner, who, even though she thought she didn’t work here anymore, came back to do some part-time work and fill in some of the gaps.

I really love this community, and I love this newspaper. And working with a crew like this, which really has a fella’s back when he needs it, makes it easy.

And thanks to y’all for reading. Even those issues with zero sappy navel-gazing.