...in which I bid you all a fond farewell. I wasn't able to participate this time nearly as much as I would have like, either in photos or within the community, because of all of my commitments in the real world. For that, I am sorry. None the less, I had to finish what I started, and here we are at the end. I could not stand the thought of being shamed. I had to convince my director that my current role needed a beard or I would have been out in January. Having succeeded in that, I must remain bearded for at least 3 more weeks.
May we meet again in the year of our Lord, two thousand and nine.