As a new resident of the beautiful North Coast area of California, I am glad to be a subscriber to the local paper. For an old guy, there’s a kind of joy getting an actual paper and taking your time reading the news and articles. Especially ones like Jon Alexander’s, that keep us grounded and make us appreciate the things we sometimes take for granted.

I wish Alexander well and hope for his recovery. I lost my wife and best friend ever to cancer six months ago and know too well the struggles and despair one feels dealing with that terrible disease. Thank you, Mr. Alexander, for your very uplifting and personal story.

Rick McNamer

Smith River