Skip to comments.Farewell (Dr. Thomas Sowell retires)
Posted on 12/26/2016 11:12:14 AM PST by jazusamo
Even the best things come to an end. After enjoying a quarter of a century of writing this column for Creators Syndicate, I have decided to stop. Age 86 is well past the usual retirement age, so the question is not why I am quitting, but why I kept at it so long.
It was very fulfilling to be able to share my thoughts on the events unfolding around us, and to receive feedback from readers across the country even if it was impossible to answer them all.
Being old-fashioned, I liked to know what the facts were before writing. That required not only a lot of research, it also required keeping up with what was being said in the media.
During a stay in Yosemite National Park last May, taking photos with a couple of my buddies, there were four consecutive days without seeing a newspaper or a television news program and it felt wonderful. With the political news being so awful this year, it felt especially wonderful.
This made me decide to spend less time following politics and more time on my photography, adding more pictures to my website (www.tsowell.com).
Looking back over the years, as old-timers are apt to do, I see huge changes, both for the better and for the worse.
In material things, there has been almost unbelievable progress. Most Americans did not have refrigerators back in 1930, when I was born. Television was little more than an experiment, and such things as air-conditioning or air travel were only for the very rich.
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Thomas Sowell has been a joy to read. I will miss his input.
Enjoy your retirement, Mr. Sowell!
Wishing Dr. Sowell a long and enjoyable retirement, he has earned it. He will be missed.
What a mind. Sad he’s retiring.
One of the few people left nowadays that I still consider worth reading. He will be missed.
God Bless Thomas Sowell
86???????? I had no idea he was 86. I thought he was in his late 60s or early 70s.
Not only a great political thinker and writer, but a talented photographer as well. I had no idea...enjoy your retirement Dr. Sowell!
A very good man.
I would love to spend a day with him.
Indeed. I have several of his books and have followed him for years. Any disagreement with him always prompted me to reexamine my position.
Too bad he’s finishing up. I would enjoy hearing his comments during Trump’s first term.
The old lions are passing off of the stage.
Where are the young lions to replace them?
What a beautiful photo of his, thanks for posting.
Godspeed Dr. Sowell
I will miss Random Thoughts on the Passing Scene. Basic Economics is one of the best books ever. I quote it frequently.
He’s a brilliant essayist and political mind, he will be missed.
Enjoy your retirement days, Mr. Sowell.
Good photographer. Learn something new everyday.
I imagine there might be a commentary here, and there as long as Dr. Sowell feels up to it, but I believe this marks the end of contractual obligations for him.
A well deserved retirement. God Bless Dr. Sowell. His writings, thoughts will be missed.
Thanks for the posts, and pings over the years jaz.