It has come to my attention that it is time to eat my words of yesteryear. I once wrote a letter complaining about Bob Doran as a journalist for your publication. Since then I have bumped into Mr. Doran at many events that any average journalist would not take the time to investigate.

I was very rash and impulsive to speak negatively about him. As a writer and lover of music, foods and arts, he is very hard-working and must have a twin that we don’t know about because he seems to be everywhere — trying to cover the full spectrum of stuff that is coming, has come and will be coming our way. We should consider ourselves lucky to have a man about the town like this. I was wrong to judge so wrongly about a person that takes his job so seriously. I have seen many weekly publications in many different places and never have I seen a person so intimately involved with the things that he writes about. Once again, we are very lucky.

Mr. Doran, I’d share my rum and coke with you any day of the week. Rock on over the redwoods down by the sea. I never miss an issue of “The Hum” (Fox 29 need not remind me).

— John Haluska, Eureka

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