Leonard Pitts Jr.: “Time flew, didn’t it? Now, it’s time for me to fly off, too.”

From a Leonard Pitts Jr. column in the Miami Herald headlined “Time flew, didn’t it? Now, it’s time for me to fly off, too”:

Well, as Carol Burnett used to say, I’m so glad we had this time together.

I’ve written about 1.6 million words as a columnist. This 600 or so will be the last. I’m retiring for a few reasons. One is that, while I’ve managed to squeeze out four novels between column deadlines, my dream was always to write books full time. I turned 65 in October, so if not now, when?