Here I am again. What this means is that we remain without an editor two months since my last note. This may not be apparent to you simply because the editorial team at Boise Weekly is an impressive bunch. They have been working ferociously to make it all happen and for that I am grateful.
I am not a journalist, a reporter or a writer. So believe me when I express my sincere apologies for not having the skills to be more helpful at this time. My hope is that you will not hear from me again because I will have found "The One," a new impassioned, fearless editorial leader, to help the BW editorial folks with the endless pile of work that lies before them.
And speaking of the massive amount of work around here, our editorial internship program has grown to be not only full of talented people on whom we rely to help accomplish our goals, but also a great opportunity for aspiring journalists. We are currently seeking editorial interns for next semester. I am convinced that real-world experience is more valuable than ever. If you are a college student looking for internship credit and interested in working with a great editorial team, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
As the year comes to a close, I am reminded how grateful I am to live in a wonderful city, work with incredible people and have enthusiastic readers. We couldn't do what we love to do without you, dear reader, and the support of our advertisers. Thank you for picking up Boise Weekly every week and your continued support. Don't worry: We won't start charging for the print edition or any of our digital content that you can access in a variety of ways. We will even have a new digital format coming out soon, which I am sure many of you will like, but I'm keeping it a secret--a surprise for 2013. I may have other surprises up my sleeve as well.
Thanks to those of you who attended our Look Smart Party at Idaho Botanical Garden Dec. 5. It was a festive, fancy time and I believe everyone had a great time. It seems that you like to dress up and play with us, so I think we should do it more often. I appreciate all of the feedback on our SmartCard program, and we will continue to work toward making it better for you and our merchants.
I look forward to the new year ahead, exciting challenges, provoking opportunities and perpetual chaos. Happy holidays to all of you.