In the news business, you develop some special relationships with people that you serve in the trenches with. I don’t know how it is in other businesses, but the emotional intensity that comes from journalism encourages bonding among co-workers. I’ve made some incredible friends over the years. One of them is Vince Kern, who was my managing editor for a time at The Daily Californian in El Cajon, Calif. We lost contact for a number of years, but I recently tracked him down in Detroit.
He had never heard of a blog before I showed him mine. Now he has his own. He’s a smart, caring guy, so we can expect good things from his blog. Check it out.