I was saddened to read that publication of the Alaska Southeaster is coming to an end. This was an excellent publication with a good variety of articles about the people and history of Southeast Alaska. Dave is a lifelong friend and we were members of the Juneau-Douglas class of 1956. Several other members of our class also played a major role in publishing the magazine. The absence of this magazine leaves a void in my life as well as countless others who had the pleasure to know a good magazine. For Dave Fremming and his staff, I offer my best wishes, and may a new journalistic venture be in the future.