I just lost a draft of the post I was going to put up here tonight, so I’ll cut to the chase. I do not know the details of Booman’s medical condition. Nor do I know how long he will need to recover enough of his strength to resume posting on a full time basis. That information is private and not something I’m going to ask of his family. If they want us to know more about how he’s doing, I’m sure someone will tell us.

What I do know is that I cannot replace him. I don’t have the energy or the ability to post the quality of the material Marty produces here on a regular basis for however long it takes for Marty to return. However, all of us – you and I – who are members of the Frog Pond, as a community, do. There are any number of great writers and political analysts and just good old-timey, bring-the-house-down preachers here to fill the void Martin’s enforced absence has created until he can recover and kick us off his lawn.

In short, I’m asking for your help.

I’m asking that any member here who is willing to write diaries or send me good material to my email address (stevendbt at yahoo dot com) to do so, and I’ll post the best I read to the front page. And if you think I overlooked someone’s diary that deserves greater recognition and exposure, just let me know. I’m more than willing to make up for any oversight (i.e, mistakes) on my part.

I hope that, like me, all of you consider this blog relevant and worth keeping in good working condition until Booman can get back in the driver’s seat. Thank you all. Have a great rest of the weekend. I look forward to reading your stuff.

Ps. Yeah, I stole the title, but it was from some old dead white guy so I don’t think he’ll mind.