RE: Misc: "The time has come," the Walrus said...

Subject: RE: Misc: "The time has come," the Walrus said...
From: "Technical Writing Plus" <doc-x -at- earthlink -dot- net>
To: "'TECHWR-L Writing'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2009 13:34:31 -0600

Geoff, We will miss your information and your informative posts. I'm hoping
that you will eventually change your mind and come back. On occasion I'm
sure that I will think 'Didn't Geoff Hart talk about that very thing on
techwr-l? It should be in the archives if he did'.

BTW your freelance editing and translation site at does not seem to have a link to your
brand-new and worthy* fiction site at .

* I just read 'Distaff war' at and I
think that it is a good piece. I look forward to reading some of your other
fiction too.

Jim Jones

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Subject: Misc: "The time has come," the Walrus said...

... I've been a member of techwr-l since roughly 1993, when Eric and Deb
first unleashed this forum on an unsuspecting world. During that time,
I've spent an average of something like an hour a day (despite
vacations and weekends -- some slow work days, I spend far more time
than this) in various e-mail discussion groups, helping to build a
community and learning a lot over the years by helping others.

But various frustrations, online and off, have gradually made it clear
that I can't sustain that level of effort any more, includng the fact
that I seem to have no time left for my own writing anymore and
particularly not for my fiction. So it's time to tip my hat, take a
bow, and leave. This may just be a long sabbatical, or it may be
permanent... the latter more likely. But leave I must.

If you're interested in keeping up with what I'll be doing in coming
months, please join me on; I'll be increasingly using
that community to keep professional colleagues up to date on what I've
been doing. I've also created a blog at <

>* that I hope to begin using for various ramblings, and as a link to
my fiction site. Give me a week or so to get it up and running and
figure out what I want to do with it.

* Of course I know what it means. <g>

It's been a pleasure and an honor, but it's time to move on. Best
wishes to all. ..


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