Like most people, I hate farewells and am not at all good at them.
I am deeply sad but, at the same time, grateful and happy. My years at Loyola Press have been joyous and, I hope, productive. I have loved my Jesuit community and Chicago is truly a magnificent city. It has all has been a gift.
Now the time has come to set this aside and turn to a new challenge.
Part of me wishes I could leave you with stirring rhetoric and a profound message, but I am simply not capable of it and, besides, it’s hardly our style at PFO, is it?
So, I simply say, “Goodbye and God Bless.” Continue to be the wonderful people that you are. You have given me so much. I thank God for you.