Saturday, July 28, 2012

Handing off

I started writing this little blog about Massachusetts politics just about four years ago, when my long-suffering bride suggested that perhaps the blogosphere would be a more appropriate outlet for my ranting than the breakfast table (direct quote: "I can't take it any more - why don't you write a BLOG or something?!?").  What started as a bit of therapeutic release evolved over 900 posts into... a bit of therapeutic release that quite a few people actually bothered to read on a fairly regular basis.  That has been pretty darned cool, I have to say.  If you are one of those people, thank you.  Truly.

Now various circumstances in my life (all positive) have conspired to make continuing dedication to this blog impractical.  That bums me out.  Truth be told it probably bums my wife out too.  Though she hasn't yet explicitly warned me against resumption of the breakfast table rants, I have to believe the thought has occurred to her.  So anyhoo... this is my last post (sniff).

Your new editor
I am thrilled to report, however, that occasional CriticalMASS contributor Daisy has agreed to carry on.  Those who have enjoyed her posts in the past (they are consistently some of our most popular) know that Daisy is considerably smarter than I, with a greater facility with facts and figures (and therefore a lesser need to lean on, oh I don't know, snarky little illustrations and fifth grade humor).  Daisy will do a great job with our small corner of the web.  I encourage you to continue to check in.  I know I will.

Take it away Daisy!

Many thanks,


  1. Dan. I will miss your so called rants. We needs more like you. Best Regards jsnowhrtc

  2. I've really enjoyed your writing style and insight into both local and national politics. You will be missed. Good luck in your future endeavors.

  3. Dan - best of luck in your new gig. The King is Dead! Long live the King!


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