Saturday, November 21, 2015
Jon Carroll Retires -- November 21, 2015
Jon Carroll has retired after 35 years as a columnist at the San Francisco Chronicle. I have been reading Chronicle columnists since I learned to read. I always read Herb Caen and John McCabe, and usually read Stanton Delaplane and Art Hoppe. I didn't read every one of Jon Carroll's columns, but I read most of them, especially the cat columns. I hope he has a happy retirement from the five a week grind. At least the Chronicle still has Mick LaSalle, Leah Garchick and Ben Fong-Torres.
Updated later: I forgot to mention Mondegreens. As soon as Jon Carroll wrote about them, I knew what he meant. I thought I was the only person who misheard song lyrics.