I am a newspaperman with 35 years experience as a reporter and an editor, and an author to boot. For more years than I can count, I have relied on your reports as my prime source of news on a number of issues. I cannot imagine how I will be able to replace you. But I can understand why you would be ready for a change of pace. When I got too surly to be allowed out in public, they made me an editor. Good luck in all your future endeavors.