A quick thank you

I really hate goodbyes. “Seeya laters” aren’t much easier. Alas, the time has come for me to bid farewell.

Today is my last day at The Herald-Times, and before I turn in my keyboard, I wanted to share my appreciation for you all. It’s been an absolute pleasure working here, writing stories you (hopefully!) cared about. I had no ties to Indiana before accepting my job at the H-T, but over the course of seven years, Bloomington became home. I’ll be forever indebted to sports editor Pat Beane and former H-T editor Bob Zaltsberg for hiring me in 2012 because I’m confident I’ll look back on these past seven years as some of the best of my life. I love Bloomington and the H-T, and I’m sorry to go.

My girlfriend recently accepted a job teaching at Washington University in St. Louis and I’m heading west with her. She’s incredible and I’m so proud of what’s next for her. I’m not sure what I’ll be doing yet, but it also feels like this is the right time to explore something new.

So as I leave the H-T, I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart. This has truly — truly! — been the time of my life.

Thanks for reading.

—Mike

14 comments

  1. Lemme put this comment here where it belongs.

    Mike Miller!

    Thanks for all you did for Hoosier Nation the last 7 years. Wishing you the best in St Louis and in your career. Heartfelt thanks for all the work you’ve put in during a really fascinating time in Indiana University Athletics.

    Godspeed!

  2. Your girlfriend sounds like a keeper! You did a great job on the Hoosier beat. Good luck!

  3. Mike- you are a truly gifted writer. Your ability to convey the essence of a story will be missed. Thanks for 7 years of top-notch reporting. Best of luck to you and your girlfriend on the next chapter of your lives together.

  4. I recall when Dustin Dopirak keft he said we’d be in good hands with you, Mike Miller. Truer words could not have been spoken, as the torch was passed from one very good IU beat writer to another. I hope we readers have the good fortune to land another. I’ve enjoyed your style, candor, and wit. I know you’re an unbiased reporter, but I wish you could’ve seen better days from IU basketball and football. It couldn’t have been easy to be the bearer of news of consistent mediocrity over your tenure at the HT. Through it all you remained competent and professional, reporting at a very solid level. You will be missed. Best of fortunes to you young man as you move onward and undoubtedly upward.

  5. I will greatly miss your writing.
    I personally thought you just got better and better every year.
    Good luck in the future!

  6. Mike Miller is a great writer and an all-around good guy. This might be the first statement that everyone on this forum can agree with! Best of luck living in The Lou. PS- be sure to sample the local delicacy- toasted ravioli or t-ravs. They are deep fried ravioli and are strangely addictive.

  7. Goodbye Mike you will be missed, good luck in your new adventure. You never know what new options will present themselves when making a big move like this.

  8. Thanks for your efforts. Most people who have lived there always have special place in their heart for Bloomington.

    Wash U. is a great school. Missouri is a…state.

  9. Will be much missed, we’ve been blessed with some good reporters. Always hate to lose them.

  10. Well Mike, you’re probably already gone, but in case you read this, all the best to you in St. Louis. It’s a smart man who understands that he can always get another job, but an incredible girlfriend is something you hold on to. Hope you two are happy together for the rest of your lives.

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