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They’re Breaking Up This Old Gang Of Mine

Every day my morning ritual includes signing onto the Internet, checking my email, the news (such as I can stomach) and doing my blog (such as it is).

Then, usually after I read the daily almanac, I start perusing my blogfriends (TM), many of whom are listed as ‘The Usual Suspects’ on the blog.

But, more and more I’m distressed.  In the 3 1/2 or so years I’ve been reading blogs, many have dropped off the radar.  Some due to unfortunate circumstances (death, illness, law-enforcement-interaction), others just because they lost the interest or material to continue blogging.  To wit:

Whose Paranoid, Eternity Road, TJIC, Hedgeroot, Misanthropic, Tall Tree-Short Rope, Tango Juliet, North, A Girl And Her Gun, To which I replied, Tranquility Lost…

And one or two more who went ‘dark’ or are now password protected.

(I’m certain I’ve missed a couple of others.  Apologies.)

The most recent is Kevin Baker’s The Smallest Minority.  Due to family illness and business concerns, he’s not stopping blogging entirely, but is cutting back.

And I’m sad.  He and the others are missed.

PS – Does anyone know CoolChange’s (Tranquility Lost) status?  Last I knew he was quite ill and hasn’t responded to my email.

About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.

Discussion

12 thoughts on “They’re Breaking Up This Old Gang Of Mine

  1. There’s a line in the most recent (and regrettable) Indiana Jones movie to the effect that “We’ve reached that point where life stops giving us things, and starts taking things away.”

    Dang it.

    Posted by Rev. Paul | May 24, 2014, 11:23 am
  2. Rev’s right… And honestly I think some are becoming concerned about being ‘out there’ so to speak. Pulling in and going low profile as it were.

    Posted by oldnfo | May 24, 2014, 2:35 pm
    • Personally, I don’t think I am, but, then again, that decision really isn’t mine, is it? 😦

      Posted by guffaw1952 | May 24, 2014, 3:50 pm
      • If they were posting on the internet before, going “lo-pro” now is a waste of time isn’t it?
        It’s already out there for the world to see….

        I know that ‘life happens’ and priorities change. Hopefully Kevin Baker can continue to give us something to read when he has the time. I do enjoy his writing along with many others.

        *You* Guff however must keep your nose firmly pressed against the grindstone! 😉

        Posted by KM | May 25, 2014, 12:46 am
      • Gee thanks.
        I’m reminded of the old saw of ‘keep your nose to the grindstone, shoulder to the wheel, feet on the ground, eye on the prize! NOW,
        try to work in THAT position!’ 😛

        Posted by guffaw1952 | May 25, 2014, 7:12 am
  3. Fran Porretto is blogging at http://bastionofliberty.blogspot.com/. Still awesome as always!!

    Posted by Luke Skywalker | May 25, 2014, 9:36 am
  4. If you hear anything about CoolChange, please let everyone know. I’ve been worried about him too. I know it’s been hard for him lately.

    Posted by Jennifer | May 27, 2014, 7:29 am
  5. I’m still around, just reading instead of writing these days. Got a new job that keeps me hopping and way busier than before. I keep thinking i should post and then the day is gone *g*.

    Posted by Jon | June 11, 2014, 6:53 pm

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