My dearest readers,
For nearly five years I have devoted a great deal of my time and effort to this site. Many of you have contacted me to express your gratitude for my work. Thank you. Your words have been a great encouragement to me.
For good or for ill, everything this side of the new heavens and earth must come to an end. And my time at Choosing Hats is over. You will note I have taken a number of short breaks from posting in the past. For the last year or so, I have struggled over the direction of this site, my place here, and competing responsibilities offline. Suffice it to say I am now confident Choosing Hats will continue to exist, and thrive, without me.
Posting here has been a great blessing and privilege. I am not being forced to leave. But it is my decision to do so. My family, studies, and (now) ministry that exist outside of Choosing Hats are, in my opinion, much more in need of my attention during this new chapter of my life than are the pages of this site.
Arrangements have been made for me to serve here in an administrative role until the fifth anniversary of the site in July. This plan should enable us to keep the site alive, while freeing me up to focus on some projects I have been waiting to begin for some time. If my work on those projects is good enough, maybe the guys here will provide a link!
Thanks for everything, and I will, Lord willing, see you for a final goodbye in July.