By Ted Bordelon
Wire Managing Editor
The past several months have been a blur for this reporter.
When I started as managing editor of the Midweek Wire in early June, it had been only a week since I had graduated from La Salle University with my bachelor’s.
I hit the streets of Bucks and Montgomery counties tackling whatever stories I could find to provide you with a newspaper that was, hopefully, somewhat interesting.
I’m writing now to let you know that, while I have thoroughly enjoyed telling your stories, I am leaving the Wire to take an advertising position at a major Philadelphia telecommunications company.
This will be my last issue as managing editor.
I would like to thank everyone who let me come into their homes and barrage them with questions about their lives.
Special shoutouts go to Rich Adamek of Alpha and Omega Winery, political activist Theresa BrownGold, MontCo’s resident magician Bob Little, the folks at the Mercer Museum, Levittown’s leading Christmas lights guy Neil DiSpirito, that little deer at AARK Wildlife Rehabilitation and Rescue Center, the Phillie Phanatic and his buddy Tom Burgoyne, and Bucks County’s hidden superstars Marion and Terri Evans.
I’m sure I’m missing a few other friends that I’ve made along the way, but those are off the top of my head.
I would also like to thank my right-hand man and reporter, Jack Firneno, who got this job thanks to this reporter’s decision to heckle a rock band at a bar in the Northeast.
Also, a tip of the hat to Tom Waring and Lil Swanson, who have served as mentors and bosses throughout my tenure here.
And, of course, the Wire would be nowhere without its cofounder Melissa Yerkov, who serves as managing editor of Broad Street Media, itself. Every page you see is painstakingly laid out by her well-trained hand.
So, this is it, but you might bump into me from time to time. Who knows, that next ad you click on the Internet could have come from my keyboard.
I feel like it was yesterday that I was writing my first piece for the Wire, which was supposed to introduce me to you, the reader.
It was difficult. I like to write about other people, not myself.
This piece is difficult as well, because I don’t know how to express the amount to which I’ve loved this job, the people that I’ve met and the events that I’ve experienced.
Maybe Woody Allen sums it up best in one of my favorite movies.
“You’re always trying to get things to come out perfect in art, because it’s real difficult in life.”
Until next time.