Thursday, January 1, 2009

A New Year's Message From Radarsite

To all my friends and readers and contributors -- Happy New Year!
This is the beginning of a new year, and I think it is appropriate now to let that standing announcement about my health situation finally make its way into the Radarsite archives. By now, I'm sure that most of you are aware of my ongoing battle with leukemia, and I see no reason to give this story priority status here any longer. I no longer want that unhappy message to be the first thing one sees when coming onto Radarsite; there are just too many other important subjects discussed here to continue to dwell on this one personal battle. I will not use the pages of Radarsite to keep up a running account of my personal health issues. Someday perhaps I may write about what this battle has been like for me and what I have learned in the course of it all. One of the first and foremost things I have learned is how many good caring people there are out there, how many wonderful friends, both old and new, I have been fortunate enough to have made.

There is no possible way that I can properly thank Maggie and Katie and Gary and Susan for all of the work they have put into keeping Radarsite alive -- indeed, more than just alive, actually thriving (four of their exceptional articles have been published at the Chicago Sun Times, and many more by Reuters). I hope this exposure has also proven to be beneficial to you all as well.

Hopefully RCP will be up and running soon. I never realized how many readers I have had because of RCP and I will be grateful to have them back once again. FYI: I intend to repost to RCP some of those articles I posted to Radarsite while they were down, and I hope you will all do the same. Hopefully in this way we can regain some of those readers we lost during RCP's downtime.

Finally, my New Year's Resolution this year is quite specific: It is simply to survive 2009, and to be grateful for all of those wonderful things that have happened to me in 2008.

I hope that my great contributors will also continue contributing to Radarsite even after RCP opens up again. I will continue to contribute when I can, for as long as I can.

Thank you all and Happy New Year!
Your friend and fellow warrior,
Roger W. Gardner


  1. A Happy New Year to you too. May you enjoy great blessings this year.

    I have enjoyed your posts through out this last year and pray that you have the strength to continue on.

  2. Happy New Year Roger. It's good to see that old message gone, for this is a NEW YEAR.

    Thank you for all you've done for Maggie's Notebook. As I've said in the past, you are a wonderful blogging role model. You taught me not to be fearful of saying what I want to say. I treasure your lead and your friendship.

    Praying God's blessings for you this year.

  3. Happy New Year Roger. I know this is a special one for you. May you have many many more!

    Debbie Hamilton
    Right Truth

  4. Happy, Happy New Year Roger. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers . My you enjoy many special blessings this year!

  5. Happy new year, Roger. And there will be more. Thanks for all you have done for me and fousesquawk. More importantly, thanks for what you are doing for our country.


  6. Happy New Year Roger, and I pray there will be many more.

  7. Happy New Year Roger! And many, many more to come.....
    Last night as my husband and I stepped outside at midnight. It was very quiet [as it can only be in the country in a very small town]and I was wondering how you were doing and then in the clear cold air someone played auld lang syne on a trumpet. The sound echoed off the ridge that is between us and the ocean and then we heard people calling out "Happy New Year" to each was beautiful and I took it a good sign.
    Make this the year you get better....