Awful things happen this day–they always do. Shakespeare warned us and nothing has changed.
I’m tempted to get all maudlin, and I’m kind of bummed, to say the least.
Adam Kleinheider is one of the bloggers for whom I have the most respect. He always has been, and he always will be. I was thrilled when WKRN brought him on. I thought he was the perfect choice, and it was exciting to see someone actually get to put their Poli Sci degree to use doing something besides making coffee.
I suppose we all knew this day was coming. It’s one of those things you see on the horizon as inevitable, but on the flat terrain you have no idea how long it’ll take to get there. I’ll admit that when he lasted beyond last summer I began to hope that WKRN would keep VV around for the duration of the Presidential election. But I guess some hopes aren’t destined to become reality.
I see many people saying that WKRN was stupid or shortsighted. I understand the anger, but I also understand what it’s like to not have enough money to do what you want to do. (To this day I still live without HDTV, a wine cooler for my exotic sodas and a specially organised closet for all my yarn.) I’m very glad that for awhile WKRN felt that they had enough money to do something special, to take a risk by stepping outside of the boat. I’m sorry they couldn’t walk on water, but I’m awfully glad to have been witness to their attempt to try.
Back when I first came across ACK , he was fervent about maintaining an aura of mystery. He didn’t talk about himself, eschewed meet-ups and was the very essence of an enigma. It seemed like a big step for him to sacrifice that in order to get paid to write, but if you’re a writer that’s the best reason to take such a risk. ACK is a damned fine writer, and I hope he’ll continue. I also hope he won’t fade so much back into mystery.
I came not to bury ACK, but to praise him. I don’t know if I have enough words to praise him adequately. Vale VV.