(Our content writers and staff sheepishly admit we were fooled into believing Keith Bell had been rehired by the local newspaper as he SHOULD have been I would like to emphasize)
Many of you inveterate RDR readers in Roswell,NM have missed Keith Bell’s drawings for around two months now. I was concerned that his absence was permanent until yesterday when, as a third party contractor, his cartoon graced the pages once again with a tribute to Ginsberg Music Company.
The newspaper editorial piece laments the loss of a 97 year old full-line dealer of instruments who had skilled musicians offering their services as music teachers at reasonable rates. Cutbacks in school music programs and high rental prices are among the reasons Ginsberg chose to shutter their windows. And, of course, mom and pop businesses struggle mightily against the scale of online competitors.
I hope Keith continues his unflinching commitment to uncovering hypocrisy, fraud, and misappropriation/misuse of public money in his “freelance” position with the RDR. His last effort as a full time employee of the RDR(I guess I really mean an employee with an RDR email address) took full aim at the top dog in the RISD addressing the social promotion issue which troubles our great nation as a whole.
I think it is safe to say that HE IS BACK! due to popular demand and the torrent of phone calls protesting his hiatus from our early morning breakfast rituals.