Comments on: Ending It: 6 of 1, Half-Dozen of The Chronicle it's like being there Tue, 16 Sep 2014 04:56:38 +0000 hourly 1 By: Linda Fitzgerald Linda Fitzgerald Fri, 05 Sep 2014 17:32:14 +0000 A hard and wise decision, I think. Thanks for your unceasing work and your inspiring initiative. May you continue to enjoy the journey.

By: Nan Stratos Nan Stratos Wed, 03 Sep 2014 18:04:05 +0000 So sad to see you go…you have kept us so well informed. You will be missed. Best to you in your next endeavors.

By: Jim Mogensen Jim Mogensen Mon, 25 Aug 2014 19:35:36 +0000 Finally got around to visiting the website – Happy Anniversary. I hope that two projects that you will consider. The first is to work with the Ann Arbor District Library on developing a long-term sustainable digital archive of all your work for their local history collection. The second is to work with some folks at the University on modeling long-term online journalism. Many thanks for all your work!

Jim Mogensen

By: Jo Rumsey Jo Rumsey Sun, 17 Aug 2014 21:54:29 +0000 Having never met you, all the above are an extra WOW to who you must be to have created and sustained the Chronicle. You’ve made me a better citizen. Thank you. You’re going to love the next phase in your lives. Congratulations and Enjoy.

By: Barbara Carr Barbara Carr Sun, 17 Aug 2014 16:12:48 +0000 I am late reading of this decision (thank you, Sabra).
It has all been said. One feels a real sense
of personal, as well as community, loss.
Thanks Mary and Dave.
Blessings upon you.

By: Diana Dyer Diana Dyer Sat, 16 Aug 2014 15:36:33 +0000 Dave and Mary,
Running our own marathon, I don’t check in as often with you as I wish I could, so I am just now reading about this upcoming change for you. I still laugh thinking about the shout-out you gave to my blog post about all the various piles around our garlic farm. (my husband actually pointed out several I accidentally didn’t mention!) Sometimes change happens slowly and seamlessly, sometimes change needs to be abrupt in order to let the new change that is coming find you. I send all my best wishes to you both for this change, for your new life, venture(s), and happiness, all well deserved.

By: Alice Ralph Alice Ralph Fri, 15 Aug 2014 18:15:22 +0000 Six years! Yes, thanks be multiplied!
We who have shared time with Mary and Dave on those “hard benches”–and often stuffy meeting rooms–have grown accustomed to a reliable source of information that we might have missed when “life” intervened. My life intervened last weekend delaying my knowledge of our impending loss of ‘concierge’ chronicling for Ann Arbor activists. Contemplating this opening chasm has hit me hard, too, with a sustained stun. Like many others, I’ve grown accustomed to Mary and Dave having our backs. I hope that we will keep running into them in the collective effort keep ourselves informed without their constant attention. Although I am glad that they will leave us such a valuable archive, I hope that their future efforts will include some community mentoring in the ways of such splendidly detailed chronicling of civic life. No matter what, the impact of their closing venture leaves their readers more capable citizens going forward. And going forward is how I would like us to show our appreciation as they themselves go forth, filling out the dozen and many more years of success in every way.

By: Jennifer Coffman Jennifer Coffman Fri, 15 Aug 2014 16:25:48 +0000 Thank you to you both for raising the bar here in A2 of what regular people should be able to expect from journalists, and from journalism– the depth, the consistency, the attention to detail in both writing and editing– what a fine publication this has been! I wish what The Chronicle provides *wasn’t* so exceptional, but it is, and it’s a true loss for all of us that it will be not be here anymore. I will be eager to how such a void gets filled going forward (have you not secretly bred an army of followers to pick up where you left off– c’mon, you can tell us!)

That being said, and having had the honor of spending a couple of years as one of The Chronicle’s few part-time writers, I can see why it has to end. It’s just simply not fair for two people to have to pull this much weight ad infinitum. I am left with deep feelings of gratitude to you both for what you have brought to me personally, as well as to our community. Best of luck in your next endeavors!

By: Jim Toy Jim Toy Wed, 13 Aug 2014 16:21:51 +0000 Happy 6th!

Thanks forever for your gift to all of us!

May you fare well!

“In the Chronicle Veritas”,

jim toy

By: Amy Garber Amy Garber Tue, 12 Aug 2014 18:03:11 +0000 Bummer!
I guess you two have shown how it could (and should) be done.
Hopefully others will want to follow in your (LARGE) footsteps.
Thanks for everything!