Sorry I've been so scarce here. It's a combination of the busyness of life combined with my progressive vision loss that makes interaction more difficult. Losing Patrick was a tough thing both emotionally and for the board. Chris Coldwell has really been the backbone of this board from an Admin perspective for many years and I can't thank him enough but Patrick had really done quite a bit for the backened and helped us set the tone along with the other Admins. That is not to downplay in the least the work that the other Admins do but simply to note that there's a lot of work and we really need to make sure we have enough folks to do the basics. Bill (@Herald) and Ken (@KMK) have agreed to help out so a warm thank you to them. Candidly, some of us have been doing this for 15 or more years now so it can get tedious. We really need our community to keep an eye out for people you think are showing maturity and restraint in their interactions and let us know whom we might add as moderators. My two teenage daughters think I'm being silly when I tell them that social media is the devil. In part, I'm being a silly dad but when they ask me whether I trust them I tell them "No, I don't trust you because I don't trust myself. In fact, I see Pastors sinning all the time on Twitter and Facebook." We've always tried to set a different tone here. We're not perfect but we're not going to lower our standards. Some of you are long in the tooth here and a bit hard to deal with even though we still love you the same way we love the old Uncle who shoots his mouth off occasionally but it does mean that we have to have Mods willing to step in to keep the discourse civil and, oh yes, Reformed. There's been some suggestion that if we get to the point where we can't keep up with it then we'll have to just make it read-only and stop discussion altogether, which I am unwilling to contemplate at this point. If we can't keep up the standard then it will be necessary but I think we're getting new folks in all the time that we'll be able to keep going. So thanks to all of you who collectively make the board what it is as a virtual Reformed community. Remember that it is Reformed and that we're trying to control our virtual tongues unlike the rest of the world so that makes the job of Admin and Moderating a challenge because we've only ever been able to find sinners to fill those roles.