- 17 may 2003 -

I began this little venture in exposing my foibles exactly five years ago today, so it seems that today is an appropriate one to say goodbye.


Of course, I cannot begin to list the fine folks who've found this place and enjoyed reading it from time to time, nor can I express the joy of global opportunities that arose due to friendships made because of simply typing on this little box.

I am leaving because there is harder work to be done.  Amy is getting older and better and healthier and the load that is lifted because of this frees up my capabilities to such a degree that it would be morally wrong to use the time available as a time to primarily parent when the world is this big and the opportunities are this many.

I shant be flying off the face of the Earth.  My e-mail will still work and I hope to hear from many of you, friends and strangers alike, over the weeks and months ahead.

What my future holds is an attempt at a business that blends American rights with aesthetic rewards, a campaign of using the strengths we have as Americans with the personal anguishes of neglected people who grow in numbers every day.  I hope my talents are up for the task.

I have to tell you that it took a long while to get to this place.  I've had many things to learn and I am by no means close to feeling confident in having the courage to have learned them all yet.  But as I approach my late forties, the ticking of every clock within earshot compels me to make this decision.

My plan, at this embryonic time, is to return to the web in about a year or so to report the victories as well as the casualties.

I wish all of you Godspeed, and please do the best writing you can.

Thank you for reading.  I can't even begin to tell you what it has meant to me.


  today's music:

"East of the Sun and West of the Moon" -- Diana Krall -- LIVE IN PARIS


today's wisdom:

"Begin at the beginning," the King said gravely, and go till you come to the end; then stop."

- Lewis Carroll

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