Seven years ago, I wrote my first Dagger story. This one is my farewell. The years in between have been filled with stories I’ll never forget. I’d like to thank the following people who made these cherished memories possible:
To the people who brought me their own stories, thank you for your trust.
To those who offered story ideas and tips, thank you for confiding in me.
To the newsmakers who answered my phone calls, thanks for answering – especially if you had caller ID.
Thanks also to my friend Susan, who introduced The Dagger to me; Dagger founder Brian Goodman, a true visionary; and my husband Bob, who understood my compulsion to tell stories that needed telling.
More broadly, I’m very grateful to live in a free country where the leaders are accountable to the people, and not the other way around. It is why I strove to keep a close watch and what made my work on The Dagger a labor of love.
In closing, the headline of my own favorite Dagger story, about the closing of the old Bel Air High School, supplies the perfect sendoff to you, dear readers,
“Thanks for the Memories”