If you have tried to run a serious issues-oriented blog, you will probably agree that it takes a lot of work (mostly in the form of time investment) to (1) keep such a blog regularly updated, and (2) develop and maintain a reader base. For me, it's far too much time spent on what is essentially a hobby. Some higher-priority areas of my life are pulling me away from this hobby, and I do so without regret.
For those of you who know me in various other web sites and e-mail lists, I'm happy to say that I'll continue to haunt those places; it's easier to drop in and drop out as circumstances warrant.
Thanks to those who helped to push this blog to just over 30,000 page loads...especially to those who actually took time to read what I wrote! Some even had the nerve to comment constructively.
I'll leave the comments feature open for maybe another month, and then I'll make a decision about what to do with the site.
Have a great 2006!
8 Aug 2006 UPDATE: While I do not intend to post any more to this blog, I am frequently updating my "Readworthy" link list. FYI. FWIW. And all that.