Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year 2010

It's been a while since I posted. Just wanted to check in wish everyone (except a few folks in Atlanta GA, and they know who they are) a profitable and happy new year.

2009 sucked in many ways. Rough family times (still working on them) and a very bitter break from I really don't expect it to happen, but if the people at EI ever send me my files, I will be posting the old obits here in a manner like what you used to be able to access before the site changed. The folks at EI love to boast of one of the largest obit archives on the internet (my work) but they don't have the decency to either send me a copy of my files or take them down from the old site. Oh well. Shaking the dust off my feet.

For those former EI readers interested in a family update: Christy, Eric and Addison are doing fine. Eric is working on a business plan with a friend to open a grocery store. My son Blair got married in October to his girlfriend of three years. He leaves January 4th for Fort Benning GA. He enlisted for a five year hitch in the Army. Hopes to go Special Forces. He'll be away when his son is born next year. Keep him in your prayers.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Change in life

Readers of may have noticed that I'm not there anymore. A mixture of business and personal pressures caused me to reevaluate my priorities. I find that I have to focus on my marriage if I am to save it. The decision was easy. Even though the Hollywood Obituary column was a passion for me, and has allowed me to communicate with thousands of great people around the world, the time devoted to the research and writing took away time needed by my wife and children.

Though I'm not real happy with the format change with the obits at EInsiders, I am letting them keep the archives posted. As time allows, I will also post the archives here.

Any one who has written to me through the e-mail address in the past few weeks can now contact at atty (at) aol (dot) com. My e-mails have been cut of from the website.

Thanks again for you years of loyal readership.