The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 81, July 1977 - April, 1978 Page: 44
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
inside me is nearly sixty years of watching and thinking and keeping
quiet and turning over in my mind, and I want to share this while I
If no one cares for what I have to say, I will still have had the pleas-
ure of getting it said. And after all, any artist writes or paints or com-
poses mainly for himself. Otherwise, he's a hack, no matter how tal-
ented or commercial. And I've been a hack long enough-whether a
high-class hack or a low-class hack is beside the point.
I want to choose my own topics and set my own deadlines, except for
that one deadline over which I have no control. And if hard work will
accomplish it, I'll set that one uncontrollable deadline as far in the
future as possible.
In short, I want to be free to work for myself-and in working for
myself, perhaps work for yoh.
These eleven years have been a frequently joyous experience, but
the party had to end sometime, and the guest has to leave. The new
guest is steeped in experience, he is being handed a good cargo that is
reasonably shipshape, and I leave the Association with confidence in its
future growth and significance.
Thank you, Dan, for giving me this time to bid adieu. I am going
to miss all of you, but life doesn't permit the luxury of looking back to
those who would move on. So thank you, one and all.
Here’s what’s next.
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