Missing Bob Ziebell

One primary reason this blog exists, died today. For the few who regularly read my posts you don’t know Bob Ziebell, nor would you. He’s not a musician, but he was an artist. Bob Ziebell was my editor at the Orange County Register and, if not for him, I can safely say I never would have turned a book I began in college into a writing career. He was kind and gentle. Grandfatherly. I once told him he was the Dan Marino of newspaper editors. I had no idea what I was doing as a writer much less a journalist … Continue reading Missing Bob Ziebell

Missing Tom Petty

Don’t be surprised in the coming months, or even years, if you run into people who did not realize Tom Petty died. Unfortunately he did. And, unfortunately he died the day after the biggest mass shooting in United States’ history because the news kind of got swept under the rug. Mourning his passing felt a bit trivial. Plus there was that whole, did he or didn’t he die thing. That was weird wasn’t it? A bit of false hope that maybe he could pull through. In the end the premature announcement of his death proved simply that. Premature. Perhaps immature … Continue reading Missing Tom Petty