Thursday, August 26, 2010

Time to say goodbye

I think I'm going to wind down this blog. The stupidity of the religious Left has stopped being funny to me, and I find that commenting on their continuing decomposition just isn't worth the energy genuine indignation would require. Politics is also going from bad to worse, what with the Ground Zero Abomination Mosque Roach House project failing to produce the correct response: pistol duels. I'm starting to feel like M. Scott Peck dealing with one of his evil-infected patients: that the sickness of so many parts of the world today is so great that it will overwhelm me if I don't get away from it. I'm going to go on reading Chesterton, translating obscure French films, and working in the garden when I'm not looking after my family. There will always be Chris Johnson's place to go for humorous commentary, and the Belmont Club for gloomy forbodings. If something really important happens, I might make the occasional post, but I think this blog has served its purpose. Thanks for all the nice people who've commented here and thought my writing worth reading.


Anonymous WannabeAnglican said...


Don't go!

God gave you your talent for commentary for a reason.

11:56 am  
Blogger TLF+ said...

Will miss ya. Maybe we should merge like two dying parishes - "Isolated Northern Hemisphere Anglicans" or something.

I'm afraid your diagnoses (church & politics) are correct, Doctor.

I'm going to be working on some writing about care giving... since you pull no punches, maybe I can send you stuff to critique from time to time?

12:48 pm  
Blogger Dr. Mabuse said...

Aw, thanks Wannabe! But everything I think of commenting on gets me down these days, and there are others who can do it and don't seem to suffer any ill effects. I just don't think I've got the stamina anymore.

TLF+, I'd be happy to help out in any way! Especially when it comes to our joint knowledge of autistic kids ("space invaders" - love that expression of yours!).

1:06 pm  
Blogger Truth Unites... and Divides said...

Dr. Mabuse,

I'm only an occasional visitor to your blog, but I want to let you know how much I appreciate your rapier wit and skewering commentary about LibProts and LibCats.

Warm Regards.

1:11 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your name will remain on my Google Reader just in case you grace us with your wit and wisdom in the future. I have enjoyed your insight for the past several years and will look forward to occasional updates in the years to come.
All the best to you and your family.

2:35 pm  
Anonymous JC Fremont said...

Thanks for your efforts. Have a good rest from the fray.

5:33 pm  
Blogger SlaneHill said...

I shall miss you. God bless and keep you.

5:51 pm  
Blogger TLF+ said...

Can you send me an email to use to stay in touch? You can use the email at my blog rector (dot) gsc (at) midconetwork (dot)com

6:16 pm  
Blogger Dr. Mabuse said...

Delighted - I've sent along an email.

6:21 pm  
Blogger Matthew said...

I will definitely miss reading your posts. The non-Anglican non-snark was well worth reading. The Anglican snark, of course, was a delight, but I can well understand that you've moved on. After a while it stops being funny and is just sad.

7:15 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll miss you too but understand the weariness. Loved so many of your posts. Forever grateful for "Give up yer aul sins" link and will never forget the amazing cache in the wall story (so that's where all the knives went!)
Blessings on you as you fight the good fight.


10:13 pm  
Blogger Aggie said...

What WannabeAnglican said: NO! Bad b logger!


The ways of the leftist's may no longer be funny, but your insights remain quite enjoyable. Please reconsider.

God Bless Ya'll!

Gene the Aggie, Class of '70

(Seldom Heard From)
An Anglican Firearms "Enthusiast" (ie: Gun Nut)

9:33 am  
Blogger Dr. Mabuse said...

You know, I wish now I'd spent more time writing about movies and books - my "Random Books" series was a good idea, but I never took the time to go any further with it. Guess I wore myself out with the "urgent" things, and had no time or energy left for the enjoyable stuff that really kept me going.

Well, who knows? Maybe this will turn out to be a break for some months and then I'll feel up to it again, like Dr. Sanity, who I'm glad to see is blogging again.

4:33 pm  
Blogger Tina said...

I went from distressed to "Anglican what?" some time ago so I sure don't want to discourage anyone else from leaving it to history either.

But I have REALLY enjoyed all your variety of posts - cooking gardening kids tv books and all your miriad interests - and am going to miss those. Especially the gardening and food posts.

Thank you for some great reading these past years. Please let us all know when you decide to venture forth again. :-)
And in the meantime, God bless you and yours abundantly!

12:52 am  
Blogger Ann McCarthy said...

I've enjoyed your mix of family life, cooking, gardening, reading and skewering those who give such rich material to work with. You have a marvelous sense of humor and the rare ability to put into words the absurdity of the Anglican Angst.

Sorry to see you go, and hoping you'll come back. I'll keep an eye out.

8:34 am  
Anonymous Lon said...

I've stopped in here nearly every day even when you've gone extended periods without posting because I really wanted to avoid the bad habit of assuming you hadn't posted. I never regretted clicking on your URL and have always been pleased when finding you'd posted something new. I liked the political,inside-Anglicanism, Chesterton, movie and lit commentary very much and your relation of home and everyday affairs even more. I'll miss your (semi-)regular posts, but it's a pleasure just to have gotten to know something of you and your family and to know you're out there. And I join the others in wishing you the very best.

9:30 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I shall really miss you You will never know how much your blog, and others I read, bring comfort, humor and yes community to my life.

10:49 pm  
Blogger Daniel Muller said...

I prefer the Italian version:

Con te partirĂ³ !

As a daily check-inner, I will miss your writing. It is fantastic. But I understand that priorities are priorities.

10:11 am  
Anonymous Robbo said...


Can I insert my standard why-not-just-take-a-sabbatical-and-see-what-happens line here?

Sometimes just the feeling that you have no "obligation" to post is wonderfully refreshing in and of itself.

2:05 pm  
Blogger C. Andiron said...

I'll really miss your stuff, especially Braxton's Lear. You are truly a first class writer.

Not sure how resolute you are, but perhaps you'll feel like it again someday, and then Kate or Gene or Rowan or Shelby will oblige us by sticking their foot in it once again.

8:22 pm  
Anonymous Ed the Roman said...

Merci mille foispour tout, Madame la docteure. A tout a l'heure.

9:41 pm  
Blogger A. S. Haley said...

Dr. Mabuse -- it's never too late. I shall keep your link up at my site for at least a couple months, in case you decide to blog again -- on whatever topic you wish.

It has been an honor to link to you -- we share a love of G. K. Chesterton, but I most admire your instinct for piercing the ecclesiastical veil.

11:50 pm  
Blogger Dr. Alice said...

I'll miss you! I still hope someday to start roasting my own coffee beans - inspired by one of your posts. But I most definitely understand the desire to take a rest. Give it six months and see what happens.

11:57 pm  
Blogger Allen Lewis said...

Ah, my good lady, we will sorely miss you. I have always appreciated your graceful wit and intelligence.

But I also understand the stress and the burnout. Those are much too easily come by these days.

I hope you leave your site up so I can browse through earlier posts.

Bon chance, Madame!

12:02 am  
Blogger Tregonsee said...

Often you reach a point where you feel all that needs to be said on an issue has been said. Still, I hope you keep things open for the occasional time when something bubbles up. A few of my other regular reads do that, even if only a few times a year. And as others have said, Braxton's Lear posts are without exception classics!

8:18 am  
Blogger Allen Lewis said...

How could I have forgotten about Braxton's Lear! A true classic in the Blogosphere!

For that one metaphor alone, you will always be a part of my heart and mind.

Best to you, good Dr., as you take a well-earned break from the silliness that has become the world of politics and religion.

8:35 am  
Blogger The Bovina Bloviator said...

You were one of the first bloggers to link to my poor fledgling efforts, thus providing me a certain legitimacy I really didn't deserve. I am grateful just the same.

I'm afraid I share your ennui and have seriously considered stuffing it for a lark, as they say in Blighty, but still plug away for now.

You once e-mailed some kind words to me but your address seems to have vanished in the ether. Would you mind doing so again by hitting the "email me" button on my blog? You like old movies and if you contact me I'll let you in on a little secret you might find interesting.

Yours was one of my favorite blogs and I certainly will miss it, a source of great pleasure over the years (and just for giving us "The Swan of Newark" alone, priceless). God bless you and your family.


5:01 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah, dang it! You were the neatest feature of the blogosphere. Intellectual, well-written, and diverse interests. Your departure will leave a sad vacuum. Best wishes to you and your family.

11:04 pm  

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