‘Hunker Down’ has been nothing but exceptional

With mixed emotions I read (and thoroughly enjoyed) Kesley Colbert’s final two Hunker Down articles. On one hand I’m very pleased that his 40-year run is over, knowing the deadline pressures he’s undoubtedly had to live with, coupled with the sacrificing of valuable, once-in-a-lifetime quality retired time. 

On the other hand, I’ll sure miss reading his “stuff,” but I guess I can consider myself lucky to have enjoyed said stuff for dang near 27 years. Shucks, some folks have never had the pleasure.

Anyway, to Kesley, please accept my heartfelt congratulations for the successful run you’ve had and for your literary accomplishments. Those accomplishments should never be considered as unexceptional. In your own way, in your own style, “Hunker Down” was nothing but exceptional. 


Jack Blake

Port St. Joe

Meet the Editor

David Adlerstein, The Apalachicola Times’ digital editor, started with the news outlet in January 2002 as a reporter.

Prior to then, David Adlerstein began as a newspaperman with a small Boston weekly, after graduating magna cum laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He later edited the weekly Bellville Times, and as business reporter for the daily Marion Star, both not far from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

In 1995, he moved to South Florida, and worked as a business reporter and editor of Medical Business newspaper. In Jan. 2002, he began with the Apalachicola Times, first as reporter and later as editor, and in Oct. 2020, also began editing the Port St. Joe Star.

Wendy Weitzel The Star Digital Editor

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.