February 12, 2022 | Reading Time: < 1 minute

Gratitude amid grief

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Our household is still grieving. It probably won’t end for a while. Theresa was our matriarch. So there won’t be a weekend edition of the Editorial Board today. Maybe next weekend. I hope you don’t mind.

In lieu of that, I’m writing this note of gratitude to everyone who sent a piece of wisdom.

Most of you sent kind and thoughtful messages expressing condolences and sympathy. Others shared their own experiences mourning loss. Others reflected on our existence on this planet. Others still made sure that I knew how much they appreciate our efforts here at the Editorial Board and that that matters to them and to democracy.

Thank you so much, my friends. I needed that.

I did not ask anyone to subscribe this week. I didn’t have it in me to ask. The result was a very slow week. If you are not currently subscribing to the Editorial Board, please consider supporting our labors today by becoming a subscriber. If you’re already subscribing, please consider putting something nice in the tip jar.

This week revealed to me the strength of the community we are building.

It feels good. Thank you.


John Stoehr is the editor of the Editorial Board. He writes the daily edition. Find him @johnastoehr.

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