I heard about Jack Zink passing away tonight. I was shocked. I didn't know he was sick. I didn't know Jack well but back when I was a theater critic for New Times, he was always so kind to me. In a group of curmudgeon reporters, he always was the one to an extend a welcome to me and make me feel part of the old school group. He was a very kind and sincere man and I am saddened that he is gone. It is a loss to our community.