How does one possibly thank all the people who have made this magazine so great? Ever since I came on board in 1988, it's been such an incredible journey. Learning all the way. But now it's time to say goodbye and thank you in this final issue of Mortgage Banking.
I think a good place to start is with the writers. To all of you who have ever written for this magazine--a heartfelt thanks. You are the heart and soul of it. And I would be terribly remiss if I didn't single out some of my freelancers who have taken every assignment and given it their best. Robert Stowe England deserves special thanks. He never met an assignment he could not conquer with sheer dogged reporting. Then there are many others that include: Lew Sichelman, Louise Schiavone, Dona DeZube, Jerry DeMuth, Neil Morse, Terry Sheridan, Howard Schneider, Steve Bergsman, Jack Milligan ... and the list goes on and on.
Next, I need to thank the mortgage industry for being so endlessly fascinating. Ever since I first discovered the mortgage beat as...