“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss
“Everything that has a beginning has an end.“ – Buddha
“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” – Seneca
Perception is a funny thing. So I’m going to make a statement and then address the perceptions.
After many years of writing columns for this blog and participating in its forums, I am taking my leave.
Some might think this is about one thing and really it is about another. Although related to, let us say, miscommunication about how this place operates and a fundamental disagreement about the principles of rule construction, the reason I am leaving is beyond simply the scope of that disagreement. What more, I will not say, but for reasons entirely my own – based in both principle and circumstance – I find that I cannot continue posting or writing columns here at the present time. I have set up a temporary blog (still under construction as of this farewell) at http://genehowington.wordpress.com where I have archived some of my writings from here and will post new columns as time allows. Any of the fine people I have met here over the years are encouraged to visit there as you like. Tell your friends. Bring your neighbors. The parameters for commenting there will be similar to here although slightly different. The topics? Many in common, I’m still interested in our systemic dysfunctions and how to possibly mitigate their harms, but some topics of a more eclectic nature are bound to appear. I have varied interests.
As for the rest? I think the following clip says it all. Tonight, I’ll be playing the part of Groucho as Capt. Spalding, but you can figure out who the rest of the cast is on your own.
The road is uncertain and as physicist Niels Bohr once noted, “Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future.” Travel well, Blog Peoples. Until we meet again . . .
~submitted by Gene Howington, Guest Blogger, Signing Off