As a reader of the MDJ for 11 years, I was saddened to read the notice about Laura Armstrong leaving. It is a sad day for the MDJ because she brought such spirit and truth to her articles. Her article was one of the first things I’d read on Sunday, never knowing what topic she had chosen to write about and where she would be taking me that day. Laura’s column had a way of connecting with the reader because she wrote about “real” topics, social issues that affect everyone in some way, or her reaction of feeling about something that happened in real life. After reading it, you smiled or paused in some way to think about what she wrote. You just didn’t turn the page.
I wish her well as I’m sure many others do, hope she comes back. The Sunday MDJ will be a little quieter read without her.