Nearly a year ago, I posted my predictions for 2008. Among my cracked crystal ball observations: Hillary Clinton would be our next president.
So much for that one.
What's more, I also failed to predict a major turn in my professional life. After more than 20 years as a working journalist, much of it covering business and finance, I'm moving on to a new job as communications director for Illinois Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn.
If interested, click here for a brief description of my hiring.
It's a great assignment and obviously this is a fascinating time for Illinois. (Yes, that is an under-statement.)
In the coming days, I will be unwinding my own media business and agreements. Over the past few years, I've been very fortunate to work with good partners and clients including, Chicago magazine, Bnet.com, WBBM Newsradio 780, Businessweek and the Huffington Post.
I've also enjoyed a long association with the talented folks at WTTW/Channel 11's Chicago Tonight and Chicago Tonight The Week in Review.
These organizations give hope that good writing, editing, story-telling and investigative reporting will prevail even as the news business reconstitutes itself.
My sincere thanks to all who have read and reacted to this blog. It has only been around for about two years, but has been a blast to write.
That's enough about me.
Just one more thing: Have a great new year.