Last month, I accepted an offer to write a weekly column for the real estate supplement that is included with the Daily Pilot each Saturday. That supplement also appears in newspapers stretching from Seal Beach to San Clemente, which gives me a significantly larger audience and a chance to write about an important subject in which I gained some expertise a few years ago while writing for another publication.
My first real estate column appeared Dec. 18 and there is one in today's supplement. This will be my last regular City Life column for the Daily Pilot.
During the 12 1/2 years I have been writing regular columns for the Pilot, I have gone from twice a week to once a week, have had five editors, written more than 500,000 words and have missed just two deadlines, both of which occurred when I was in remote areas and could not send the column via e-mail.