There are very few journalists who have held their jobs in this market for a quarter-century; Brian Anderson is one. We writers, photographers and designers who have cycled through Mpls.St.Paul‘s pages over that time found a thoroughly decent, thoroughly reserved, thoroughly civic-minded person — the precise opposite of the narcissistic, screaming, sensationalist editor.
And now Brian writes, with the same grace he’s shown professionally, that his acute, double-barreled leukemia will not allow a marrow transplant.
“So I’m down to one option,” he noted on his CaringBridge journal Wednesday night, “Go home, live life to the fullest that my disease and body will allow, knowing full well that the healthy moments may not last for more than four weeks.”
With typical pluck, he adds, “I’m also anticipating a helluva good February,” and I’m sure he’d appreciate hearing from all of those whose lives he’s touched.