Sunday, January 30, 2005

A passing of a friend

I was sad to see that Lou Ziegler of the Fargo Forum newspaper passed away. I had an epistilary relationship with him. The reason in part that this and other blogs exist under my tutledge is in no small part due to him and his "Saving North Dakota" series.

Without that I don't know if my passion would have been fueled fully. When I read what was written by people from North Dakota, the despair was palpable. I thought, I can do something about this.

He was a reasonable man. I hope the Forum has the courage to do right and put a person of his equal or better on staff. I fear they won't. Some recent hires are really lame. They slip on ice.

Bless Lou's family, the feel the loss even more than I do.