So long, farewell, auf wiedersehn, adieu
On behalf of my colleague Jon Rowe, I bid everyone at the League farewell. The merger between The One Best Way and the League of Ordinary Gentlemen has not worked as well as we all hoped, and so we have collectively and amicably decided to dissolve it. The styles just seem not to mesh well, which is no criticism of any of the participants. We appreciate the League extending us the invitation to join them, and it is with regret that make this decision.
It is, at present, unclear what the blogging future holds for those of use leaving. Jon will still be writing for his group blog, American Creation (http://americancreation.blogspot.com/) and posting everything he writes there and elsewhere at his archive site, http://jonrowe.blogspot.com. He is also pondering the possibility of reviving The One Best Way or developing a new group blog focusing on public affairs. I am beginning a new solo blog, The Bawdy House Provisions, which, despite its delicious title, will have little general public appeal. The One Best Way still exists, and while the smart money is probably against it’s resurrection, it’s not beyond the realm of the possible. If anyone wants to revive a blog with a name that none of its principals really liked, you know where to find me.
Speaking entirely for myself now, my decision to return to a solo blog is done with much trepidation. I’ve made some good virtual friends in the past couple of years, and it was a pleasure to me when they found us at The One Best Way after the demise of Positive Liberty, and a pleasure to see them here as well. I know I will lose contact with some of you with this move, and that imposes a very high cost on this decision. As much as I intend not to be commercial on my new blog, I do hope you will stop by now and then. I’ve come to realize I don’t relish a large audience, but I do enjoy a good conversation with a few friends, over beers at the virtual bar, so to speak. If we’ve had good conversation, you’re always welcome at my table. There are obviously good people here at the League as well, and I don’t mean to insult them by exclusion; feel free to stop by and share a glass.
Our best to all the ordinary gentlemen and women, both authors and commenters.