Hello, I must be going
I am dilatory in welcoming Richard Gorelick to dining@large. Wordville and the Sandbox always enjoyed cordial relations when Elizabeth Large presided over the blog. When Elizabeth retired and Laura Vozzella brought her own sassy voice to the site (instead of making a disastrous, doomed-to-fail effort to mimic Elizabeth’s), that cordiality continued. Now Mr. Gorelick, an able reviewer, is at the helm and has already put his own stamp on the blog. Many vigorous voices are a good thing.
Today one voice quits the choir. Nancy Johnston Knight leaves The Sun at the end of business today to take up a post up the road at the College of Notre Dame. When I engaged Nancy as an intern on the copy desk, she showed such promise that I was pleased, some time afterward, to be able to offer her a full-time position on the copy desk. She was energetic, diligent, quick to learn. She became one of the co-bloggers on Read Street and eventually shifted from the print side to the digital side of the newsroom. (She also wrote a brief tribute after I went on [cough] hiatus [cough] in 2009 that touched even my flinty old editor's heart.) Notre Dame will benefit from that same energy, diligence, and quickness to learn. Godspeed.