I too wish to congratulate Bill Morem on his escape from the rat race: retirement.
Bill and I worked together for about 12 years at the Sun Bulletin and I am proud to consider him one of my mentors, both in journalism and in how to be a better member of my community.
Bill, Richard Palmer and I worked our tails off to cover our readership area Los Osos, Morro Bay and Cayucos (as Palmer liked to say, Our world ends at Harmony, and Cuesta College).
Bills sense of humor? I stole that. His interviewing method? Stole that too.
Bill taught me that every person has a story, and it was our job to get that story out of them and tell it. I eavesdropped as he interviewed people over the phone, typing notes on the computer (something I could never master) and laughing and guffawing like he was talking to his best friend and not a complete stranger.
Billiam, as we called him at the Fun Bulletin imprinted his enormous personality on the paper and made it a pleasure to work on and to read.
Love ya Billiam. Dont be a stranger.