FWAA member Bud Withers announced his retirement on Friday April 10 with the following e-mail blast to friends and colleagues:
Hey folks: Just a note to say that this is my last day of work at the Seattle Times. I’m retiring after 45 years in this biz, and it’s mostly been a blast. I’m able to go out on my own terms, which in this industry these days, is a distinct blessing.
I don’t plan to disappear, but my e-mail address is changing to firstname.lastname@example.org. My cell remains 206-794-4027. I’ve enjoyed working with and around you, and if you’re in this neck of the woods, don’t hesitate to look me up. I know where the good bars are . . .