Billy G Turns Sixty
My friend Bill Gunlocke, founder of the erstwhile Cleveland Edition
, is a timeless sort of guy. Which is why it seems all the more hard to believe that he's celebrating this latest milepost in his life. To me, he'll always seem fixed at about 43, just like his contemporary Bill Clinton. But then, 60 is the new 50, they tell me.
Bill G. is a little quieter a guy than Bill C. (who celebrated his 60th last fall
in his usual loud fashion). He now lives in Manhattan, and recently sent along the photo above, of a night out in a quiet pub in his honor. Those are two of his three daughters above, as well as a son-in-law.
He keeps a young outlook in all the usual ways, and then some. Of course, there's his mountain of good reading. He also edits a fine neighborhood newspaper
in New York, where he's again assembled his trademark stable of talented young writers, fresh out of college, whom he prods and challenges for as long as they stay, before he breaks in another crew. And for good measure, he even recently began his own blog
, which he uses to post his weekly editorial online. Congratulations on the birthday and the new blog, Bill. May you continue to write and reading (and enjoy living in NY) for many more decades.