Prague Twin

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Cleaning House

Similar to Kvatch's series, "Bloggers I Have Known" this post is sad farewell to those who have disappeared over the last several months. Before I erase them, I'd like to say goodbye (despite the fact that not one of them bothered to say goodbye to their readers. What is up with that?).

Thumping the Tub, written by Michael from Scotland has been inactive for 2 and one half months. My only link to Scotland is gone.

The regulatory, formerly "Cold Goat Eyes" was introduced to me by Expatbrian, who writes World Gone Mad. My favorite post here was a (not so)steady cam operated by the author coming home to his flat in Taiwan. I really felt like I was there. Inactive now for over two months.

Edit Copy. This one hurts. EC, as I liked to call him, wrote a genuinely intelligent blog. There was a cryptic goodbye of sorts in that we (his readers) were informed of his decision to join the army as a specialist (although we never got the strait story). His last post (Feb 15) was titled, "Should I Stay or Should I go." I guess he left.

I had just started reading Millicent Frastley when her sister tragically died in January. Since then, she has posted once. She is getting married and I wish her the best.

Brickburner is just gone. A true peace-freak, I will miss him.

American Citizen Soldier was written by a non-com officer who fought both in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was intelligent and engaging and left his blog four months ago with a hit piece on Al Gore. What a sad end to an illustrious blogging life.

Finally, on a positive note, Politics, Parenting, and other Hazardous Pastimes has been reborn as Pondering in Purple.

So my blog rolls reflect these changes. Any of you are welcome back anytime. Best of luck!

Update: The Regulatory is back in action. Within minutes of this posting, I was taken to task. I wonder if anyone else will come out of the woodwork.

Update 2: Michael, the Tubthumper can be found here. (Why don't people announce these things?)

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9 Comments:

  • Hey man!!!
    Such harsh words! I did not say goodbye because I have not gone.
    Sincerley etc...

    By Blogger 225712012, at 2:33 PM  

  • Sorry about that! You are back up, and in good company.

    Any plans to write anything soon?

    By Blogger Praguetwin, at 2:56 PM  

  • the tubthumper blogs at this link

    http://michaelgreenwell.wordpress.com/

    By Blogger Graeme, at 12:53 AM  

  • Thanks. How the hell was I supposed to figure that out?

    By Blogger Praguetwin, at 1:01 AM  

  • One of my favorite bloggers just stopped last year with no good bye or anything. I think of him often and wonder what happened.

    By Blogger pissed off patricia, at 11:14 PM  

  • Exactly! Doesn't that suck? I just don't get it.

    By Blogger Praguetwin, at 12:56 AM  

  • Exactly! Doesn't that suck? I just don't get it.

    So here's something to ponder...

    After writing my series, Enigma and Neil both started blogging again (Rex Kramer is still missing, but I'm hopeful.) You too have seen two (three?) come out of the woodwork. Perhaps there's a karmic/gravitational force that pulls them back into the blogsphere when we remember them.

    By Blogger Kvatch, at 6:29 AM  

  • I assume you know that blogging has now been prohibited in both US and British military; at least that's my understanding. This may have made it impossible for people to say goodbye, as they didn't know they would be prohibited from further blogging until it happened.

    By Blogger Publia, at 7:52 AM  

  • Kvatch,

    Yeah, I think you might be right. 225712012 hit me within an hour, and I haven't heard from him in months.

    Publia,

    EC knew when he was going, and was anonymous anyway, but still, no hard feelings.

    By Blogger Praguetwin, at 7:11 PM  

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