Stick a fork in me — I’m done! Thanks to all in the community who supported The Penguin over the last three years, whether as casual readers, regular commenters or occasional advertisers.
Bigger thanks to members of the Penguin newsroom: Maggie Ardiente, Nick Hammer, Brian Hefele, Michael Kent Cornett; contributing writers Cynthia Cotte Griffiths, Jason Gedeik, Linda Lombardi, Eric Robbins, Brad Rourke; and real-life Penguin intern Reginald Galloway (not to be confused with his successor). It takes incredible talent and skill to translate experiences into words and images, and I was fortunate to have them share with The Penguin.
Biggest thanks go to my family and especially to my husband, Penguin photog Ron Pace. They invested a lot of sweat and tear equity in this project, and it wouldn’t exist if not for them. When I was down, they hugged me. When I was wallowing in self-pity, they kicked my ass. They’re my strength, and I’ll love them always.
The Penguin’s articles, videos and slideshows will remain online for readers’ reference. However, the “Holler back” section will be closed to comments.