In Spanish “soledad” means lonely, solitary.

I am reminded of that when I watch Soledad O’Brien sign off from her final show of  “Starting Point.”

That’s not a bad thing at all. In fact, it’s a good thing. A very good thing.

See, in the news business there are several types and I’d like to think that Soledad is a storyteller and that path can be solitary. It has to be because observing the human condition is a solitary act.

Long time readers of this blog know that I am a storyteller too, even before I knew it, and as a reporter, I feel a kinship to Soledad.

I don’t know the reasons for her departure. I don’t care. I just know that she will be around and I am excited to see what she’ll do. In a time where technology is readily available and affordable and where the world yearns for stories, this is the era of the storyteller.

Soledad is about to rock the world all by herself.