The present pandemic and lockdown has given all of us an opportunity to be reflective on not only the present, but going forward. As part of my reflections, I have decided to call it a day with my column, Touchstones of Nelson.
It has been a long run since 2002 when Peter Howie, the publisher of the Nelson Daily News, approached me to do a column based on what happened in Nelson on April 22, 1902 for their 100th anniversary edition. It went so well that here I am 18 years later, 10 of those with the Nelson Star, and upwards of 620 columns, finally retiring and saying goodbye.
I would like to end by thanking my readers and especially Shawn Lamb for her initial assistance and Touchstones for its continued support.