Twenty-one years ago, almost to the day, I began a great adventure. I interviewed for a job at the Mercury News.
At the time I didn’t know what a journey it would be. My goals were simple. I wanted to work at a great paper in an exciting sports market. I also had more basic objectives: to be closer to my parents, to my Bay Area roots and, most of all, to the man I was planning to marry. For both professional and personal reasons the job was right.
Two decades later, as I look back and say goodbye, it’s hard to separate the professional from the personal. It’s all one amazing, memorable tangle.
Four thousand or so stories. Super Bowls and World Series. Four continents. Eight Olympic Games. Two beautiful kids. One solid marriage. Read the rest of this entry »