It is with the deep sense of humility that I take this opportunity to thank the readers of Seal Beal for the many blessings afforded me during my tenure as editor of the Sun.
It was unfortunate that I had to be out of town due to a family emergency last week but I am back, still with the company, and now with a different role.
Seal Beach is perhaps one of the most unique communities in all of southern California. Together, during my service to the paper, we presented many stories of human interest, including the couple that created a business here after coming from different areas of the world; we told the story of heartbreak and tragedy, such as the untimely death of Sarah Krueger and how her family and friends had remarkably dealt with her loss. We also discovered how the “moon men” from Seal Beach figured out how to send astronauts to the moon with simple tools and advanced math.
We also sought to make government more accountable and create a more equitable exchange between local leaders and those who have given them authority with their votes.
There were, of course, too many stories to mention by name but I’ve enjoyed them all.
I am also grateful for the chance to promote my passion of civic engagement, for which there is no substitute in maintaining a healthy democracy. As a community, state or nation, in whatever ways possible, citizens need to find a way to re-engage with their government.
Finally, please don’t forget to attend the first-ever Seal Beach flag ceremony at 4 p.m. this Sunday, Nov. 11, on Veteran’s Day.
So thank you, Seal Beach.
Life is all about the journey and experiences cannot be judged merely on their length, but their intensity. On that accord, I will always remember this experience with fondness and pride. I have met so many wonderful people, many of whom entrusted us with their remarkable stories.
To be such a trustee in public service is a humbling and powerful experience. For that, I am grateful to all Sun readers and management for allowing me to tell these stories as editor of the Seal Beach Sun. I wish the new editor and his team much success in the future.