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Away From Keyboard [Update]

Hello, friends and readers.

I'm writing this to inform you that I'm going to be away for a while as my mother passed away yesterday evening at the age of 68.

We've known this was coming for some time -- for months if not a year -- but that hasn't necessarily made it any easier. The last week has been the most surreal week of my life and I don't believe everything has sunk in yet.

I don't know exactly how long I'll be away for, but I do know I'll be back at some point. I could be back next week or the week after. I don't know how I'm going to feel later today much less tomorrow or next week, and there's so much to do now. I'll be visiting a funeral home this afternoon.

Some of you may have noticed that I did not run a winter fundraiser during this quarter. I was going to do that this week, but I decided not to after learning that my mother could pass away any day. I didn't want to run a fundraiser and then vanish for a week or longer.

I'm going to leave a one time donation button on this post, and not because I'm looking for sympathy -- because I'm nearly broke and I put all of my Christmas shopping for my family on a credit card. I bought Michelle Obama's book for my mother and she didn't even get a chance to read it. And I need the money. I depend on my quarterly fundraisers to stay above water and when I say your donations help me afford food, I'm not exaggerating.

Thank you for reading and laughing at my bad jokes. I'll see you all soon.

Update... my mother was finally cremated yesterday morning and I'm tentatively planning to return here on Monday the 28th.

  • proghunter

    Good I’m glad! Btw, Dumbass, if you did your fucking research you would know Goerge SOros was a nazi collaborator. Pathetic attempt to play the jew card.

  • gescove

    I am so sorry for your loss. Take care.

  • Scopedog

    So sorry for your loss, JM. Please take as much time as you need and take care of yourself.

  • Very sorry for your loss. We appreciate everything you do here.

  • KABoink_after_wingnut_hacker

    Sorry for your loss JM
    Take care

  • Draxiar

    Oh my…
    All of my bestest hugs to you and yours.

  • Aynwrong

    Sorry brother. Tend to the needs of you and yours.

  • MadJuana

    My heart aches for you and your family, JM. Please try to remember to take care of yourself. We’ll be here when you come back.

  • Victor the Crab

    Sorry for the loss of your mother, Ash. Take as much time as you need to grieve for her.

  • Username1016

    That’s so rough — much sympathy. Take all the time you need, we’ll still be here when you get back.

  • muselet

    Oh, hell, mate, I’m so sorry.

    Do what you need to do—including grieving and, especially, taking time for yourself—and post again when you feel up to it, not a moment sooner.

    My sympathies to you and your family.


  • Tony Lavely

    Seems trite to say, but words fail.
    Sorry to hear about your mom. Take care, please.

  • KanaW

    My deepest sympathy for your loss, JM.

  • I’m so sorry. Try to take care of yourself. Words are simply inadequate. Many hugs.

  • Nefercat

    So, so very sorry for your loss. Take care. I feel so bad about the book for your mom. So many small things like that will catch you unaware. Please take care of yourself.

  • Georgie

    Jim I’m so sorry for your loss, hugs to you and your family.