Dave Barry quits

On January 2, Dave Barry announced in his column that he’s quitting, at least for now.

I actually don’t read him regularly, but I love checking every now and then and finding new stuff. But I really feel this change more as…well, as a change, to something I’ve become accustomed to. It’s like when Walter Kronkite retired (not that I remember that…), or, hell, when Clinton’s terms ended–I’d gotten used to him! Change can be good, but it is always at least a little scary. I guess we humans are a pretty complacent bunch.

Slate has a nice “elegy” for Dave Barry.