p.s. Seven-Day Countdown: Speaking of feeling our emotions, getting things moving and setting ourselves free, the f/k/a Gang plans to stop adding to this weblog as of March 1, 2009. It will remain online, with thousands of haiku and senryu, and a lot of law-related and cultural punditry. But, the last f/k/a posting will roll off your Editor’s fingers no later than Feb. 28, 2009. We’ll try to write a few more posts related to lawyer fees before we hang up our blawger sword; then we’ll be looking for something more enjoyable and less stressful to do online. Naturally, we’ll have a little more to say when we sign off at the end of this week.
It's not the first time that David decided to call it quits. In his first incarnation, ethicalesq., David decided to leave the building, only to return as f/k/a. This time, David's resolve appears more firm.
But don't think of this as the death of a weblog, but rather the rebirth of a great lawyer. Times change and with it new goals come into our sights. David has rededicated his efforts to other areas, and something must give way. As it turns out, it will be the weblog.
Some will miss David's haiku and senryu. Some will miss the clear-eyed skepticism which David brought to bear on every new toy the children of the blawgosphere found lying on th street. Some will miss a fellow curmudgeon, who elevated the level of discourse through his insightful commentary and refusal to join the crowd because it was the path of least resistance.
But not me. I fully expect David Giacalone to keep his keen eyes peeled on the blawgosphere, chiming in whenever needed to remind us when we're being foolish and trendy and self-serving. In the meantime, I admire and envy David's decision to dedicate his time to purposes more productive. While I will miss f/k/a, this is no Requiem for a Heavyweight, but Phoenix Rising.
Hope you have great fun on your next adventure, but don't stray too far so I can find you whenever you're needed.