|—||Hyde Post, writing about Ron Taylor, in Adventures We Shared by Hyde Post | LikeTheDew.com|
From the official obituary for journalist Ron Taylor:
Known among his coworkers and friends for his contagious laugh, his easy smile and his quick, off-beat humor, Taylor was an avid hiker and camper. “He wasn’t the most athletic hiker that ever hit the trail, but he sure did like it,” said Post, one of his hiking partners. “He was intrepid.” Taylor regularly organized “camp-outs” at the Blue Ridge spread of former Journal reporter, Johnny Turner and his wife, Dianne, posting hilarious memos on the newspaper’s bulletin board inviting whomever wished to come.
|—||Ben Smith, a former Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter, commenting on Facebook about the death of Ron Taylor|
This website is being created at the urging of my wife, Chrys, largely to honor a good friend who died this week: Ron Taylor, who is pictured above in a photo Chrys took.
Ron was a greatly beloved journalist in Atlanta. He was a wonderful writer and a good-hearted soul with a great laugh. But, as someone else said this week, writing, reporting and maybe even laughing were his day jobs. In his later years, he totally enjoyed what he called “roving,” walking and rambling often for long distances through the urban neighborhoods near his home.
If you read The Joy of Roving, you’ll hear some more about Ron. You’ll also hear about the joy of roving, walking, rambling, wandering, traveling and relishing simple joys whether in your own neighborhood or traveling much farther afield.