I mentioned my high school journalism teacher, Richard Amberg (right), here last fall. He passed away last week.
Looking back on what was a relatively small class that produced Grosse Pointe North's student paper, North Pointe, in addition to enabling us to have many extended lunches at Big Boy, Mr. Amberg oversaw and encouraged the creativity of some people that have turned out pretty well, including:
=> D.C. chief of Associated Press, Rob Fournier;
=> Free Press film critic and teacher John Monaghan;
=> Accomplished musician and teacher, Stacia Petrie;
=> Former Detroit News reporter Rob Zieger;
=> Law professor and blogger Mark Osler;
=> Really smart computer engineer and blogger(!) Dave Giard;
=> Limousine entrepreneur, Cullen Meathe;
And, ummm, moi.
That was one staff.
Though his loss is sad, his family should be pleased and proud of what he has left behind.