Tom wrote that he would be soldiering on alone, I might note that his solitary effort has produced 33 concise quality posts in the past three and a half days. Here is a sample of some of them.
Gosh! The borderless world that we all dreamed about isn't happening!
The New Core East will get over its fixation on boys versus girls
The riser's ego naturally swells
The Pullout of combat troops will proceed, but trainers will remain in Iraq past 2011
Just prior to Tom announcing Sean's leaving these two gentlemen, and I give them both credit for this feat, saw the blog mark the incredible milestone of 10,000 posts since it's founding.
The 10,000th Post
Tom wrote this article to explain why he blogs. It serves as a templete for all who sit down before the keyboard and grid themselves to be a blogger. He explains how blogging is crucial to his calling.
In this sense, generating and maintaining the blog magnificently expanded my professional "RAM," or random-access memory storage capacity. Without that upgrade, I simply couldn't write or think at the level I do today, nor could I cover as much of the world or so many domains. Without that reach, I couldn't be much of an expert on globalization, which in turn would seriously curtail my ambitions as a grand strategist -- because nowadays, strategic thinking requires a whole lot more breadth than merely mastering the security realm. To be credible and sustainable in this complex age, grand strategy requires a stunning breadth of vision when judged by historical standards. So as far as this one-armed paperhanger is concerned -- no blog, no grand strategist.Contained within this article are gems of wisdom on how to blog and make it work for the author and the reader. Read-on, of you have the desire to join this hardy band of on-line pamphleteers who add their knowledge and opinion to the electronic wind that is the Internet.
In closing, as Tom noted several times in the 10,000 post article, much of it was possible because of the efforts of his Webmaster, Sean Meade. For that and much more, Sean deserves our most sincere thanks and good wishes in his future pursuits.