One Of The Old Guard Elects To End His Watch


Gut Rumbles, has been a daily stop of mine for almost a year. His take on human nature, life, his fond and well documented remembrances of his southern roots, make for some damn good reading. Rob’s passion was almost always present, on at least one of his posts in any given day. Ya may not like everything he writes, but he has a way of getting his readers to think, something of a holy grail for anyone who takes pen in hand. It seems to come easy enough to the “Acidman”, he was able to do this on a consistent basis. It wasn’t a fluke. It was a talent.
Here is hoping this is only a passing situation for Rob. Whether it is a mixture of personal reasons, events, or going to the well one too many times-and now finding the well all but dried up. Or a combination of having to deal with the constant barrage of trolls, the foolish, and those with good intent, giving him more to deal with than is his want.
May this only be a break from the Siren’s call. But if it is Rob’s last entry, his last chance/choice to battle with windmills, it’s surprising (to me). I would have thought his exit would have followed, more closely, this quote of Dylan Thomas

“Do not go gentle into that good night.
… Rage, rage against the dying of the light.”

In any case, whether it’s a short term hiatus, or a permanent stilling of one of the most original voices out there….
“Fair Winds and Following Seas” You will be missed, and you are always welcome at this Snugg Harbor.

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