Observations and inanities by a second-shift assistant supervisor in the Puppy-Grinding division of the Evil Atheist Conspiracy® (our motto: "Sure it's cruel, but think of the jobs!"), your host, Brent Rasmussen.
Like tears . . . in rain.
So, there's good news, and there's bad news.
Depending on your perspective, you can decide which is which.
On the one hand, I recently heard that it's likely that my SF novel will be published this year. I still have some minor work to do on it before everything is finalized, but the publisher and editor are both very excited about the book. For me, anyway, that's very good news. And with luck, it will be the entry into the publication of several books I am working on (at one stage or another).
On the other hand, the time has come to say goodnight here at UTI.
All things have a natural cycle, a story arc which makes sense. When I first found UTI seven or eight years ago, I was thrilled to discover like-minded rationalists and skeptics who saw the world with something of the same twist that I do. When the opportunity came to join the regular writers here, I was flattered and honored that Brent considered me. I have tried to maintain the same high level of writing and snarky observations on the human condition, sometimes successfully and sometimes less so.
But it is time to move on.
Thanks to Brent, first and foremost, for creating this wonderful venue and maintaining it for almost a decade. That is a huge, and largely thankless, accomplishment. Thanks then to the other writers and regulars here - it's been fun to get to know you, even to argue with some of you. You have helped me hone my critical thinking skills, and I am in your debt.
I'll leave you with this:
You're always welcome to stop by my place: Communion of Dreams. Just to visit, to opine, to point and laugh at my foibles.