Joe Maxse: 'I feel bad for the younger guys'
High school sports reporter Joe Maxse left The Plain Dealer because he was uncertain about what he'd be assigned to do next.
had covered a range of sports beats, from the Cleveland Indians to boxing to Division-III football.
"At my age I didn't want to work the night police beat, you know what I mean?"
misses the people in the newsroom but doesn't miss the job as much as he
"I was fortunate I was there during the good times," he
"I feel really bad for the younger reporters, editors and photographers who did not have as much time as me."
For now, Maxse
, 62, is enjoying the time off: "People keep asking me, 'Are you going to get another job?' I just had one for 36 years!
Isn't that enough?"
It's "good to recharge the batteries," he