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