This Isn't Goodbye, It's... Well, Okay, It's Goodbye | Sojourners

This Isn't Goodbye, It's... Well, Okay, It's Goodbye

From our humor columnist.
A line drawing of Ed Spivey throwing a jar of pens and notebook with colorful splatters along the bottom of the frame.
Illustration by Ken Davis

THIS IS MY last column for Sojourners magazine. After 46 years as art director, I’m going to call it a day; 16,910 days, to be precise. (Sadly, another month and I would have been vested. So close.) After almost a half century, I’m finally leaving this good work and these wonderful colleagues so I can spend more time with my phone.

I mean my family.

I know this will be a shock to my readers—both of them—but, and how can I put this? ... it’s not you, it’s me. Not that my readers are blameless. Over the years they have at times been merciless in their criticism, such as doubting the veracity of conversations I reported between Jesus and God (I have the tapes!), or faulting my righteous skewering of Mike Pence and Jerry Falwell Jr. (I miss them already.) Not to mention the personal medical conditions I helpfully shared but, alas, were cruelly mocked and unappreciated.

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