David Broder in front of his Washington Post

Like most everyone who ever uses a pen to communicate with others, I was struck by the death in March of Washington Post reporter David Broder, known as the “Dean of the Washington press corps.” He was a remarkable journalist, and colorful, to boot.

That color comes out vividly in a story in his own newspaper earlier this week. Among the gems is the opening lede about a postcard Broder once sent to his 5-year-old son. But just as valuable are the insights the reporter shares about Broder’s views of the world and of his chosen profession.

Read the complete story here. (And be sure to click on the story’s opening photo, which will take you to a slide show of photos of and about Broder.)