Those that know me, realize that I love newspapers.  While it is possible to get information from TV news or internet, I prefer the old fashioned newspaper.  I cannot think of a better way to have breakfast than eating it while pouring through the paper.  I particularly love well written columns.

It is therefore very upsetting to hear of the death of Christie Blatchford,  easily my favorite writer.  I may not read every paper cover to cover but I never skipped one of her articles.  When she wrote it was if she was sitting across from you telling you what she had seen or thought of an event.  Whether it was a trial or the war, she had an opinion.

I first started reading her when she worked for the Globe and Mail.  My paper of choice for years.  When she jumped to the National Post 10 years ago I switched my allegiance.

I will miss her.