I’d just like to say that my job just got a whole lot easier. On Friday, Apr. 13, Maui News Reporter Ilima Loomis (who I consider a friend) announced that she’s exiting the paper. “I will be leaving The Maui News on April 24 to take a position as managing editor of Spirituality & Health magazine,” she told blogger Ian Lind. “I was not actively looking for a job, and was fully prepared to stay with The Maui News for the long haul. But when this opportunity came along, there was just no way I could say no.”
Spirituality & Health is a bi-monthly that’s based in Traverse City, Michigan but maintains an office on Maui (the editor-in-chief is Karen Bouris, the director of the Merwin Conservancy in Haiku. “We report on the people, the practices, and the ideas of the current spiritual renaissance,” states the magazine’s website. “We are open to all points of view on spiritual questions, drawing on the world’s wisdom traditions as well as science, psychology, sociology and medicine.”
Now being managing editor at Spirituality & Health will be quite a different assignment from investigative news and covering Maui government (one of Loomis’ most recent accomplishments at the paper was a series of investigative stories into alleged wrong-doing at the Wailuku Main Street Association), but we wish her the best.