Robservations on the media beat:
- A hearty high five to my old pal Dave Hoekstra, one of the great unsung writers, columnists, storytellers and journalism treasures in town, on his 25th‚ anniversary at the Chicago Sun-Times.‚ The pride of Naperville Central High School (Class of 1973), Hoekstra, 54, brings the heart of a newspaperman and the soul of a poet to everything he covers -- from his odysseys on Route 66 and around the world to his definitive profiles of Chicago legends. On his Sun-Times blog last week, Hoekstra posted a beautiful reflection on his career. (Here is the link.) Asked how he continues to do such great work after so many years and so many miles, Hoekstra told me:
"Basically what keeps me going is the ability to make the unknown known. I love the sense of adventure and discovery that comes in our jobs.