Bud Wright, a weekly editorial page column contributor to The Daily Advance for several years, informed us this week that his column-writing days are over.
Wright’s popular and skillfully-written columns are typically filled with lively anecdotes, humor and insightful political observations. They have been both highly revered and harshly criticized — emotionally charged reactions widely viewed as symptoms of effective writing. Wright, who is also a published author, has that rare ability to soothe readers agreeable with his point of view while agonizing to tears those who are not.
Our response to Wright’s announcement has been to appeal for his return. Thus far, however, his voice and pen (or computer) are silent. The door, nevertheless, remains open.
In the meantime, the search for a replacement for Bud Wright is ongoing.
— The Editors