I was surprised and saddened when I read of the passing of Tribune City Editor Chuck Smith. I will miss his editorials, especially his straightforward, tell-it-like-it-is style of writing. I agreed with most, if not all of them, and I often considered e-mailing him to let him know that I thought he was doing a good job. Unfortunately I never did, and now it’s too late. Although I don’t think I ever met him in person, I felt like I knew him personally. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to his family, his friends, and his co-workers at the Tribune. God bless you all. Rest in peace, Chuck.