Chuck’s Leave of Absence

Dear Weirdo,
I regret to announce that I'm going on Leave of Absence from Weird Universe. I have modest health problems that are limiting my productivity. There may come a time in the near future when I regain my full energy. There may even come a time in the more-near future when I can contribute this or that to Weird Universe. Just not right now.
The weekly syndicated News of the Weird newspaper column will continue on schedule. In fact, having to struggle so hard now on that column is the main reason I am insecure about my ability to produce for Weird Universe.
Please resist the urge to send me condolences. I'm definitely not malingering, but on the other hand, I'm not so bad off that I need to read condolences. It's just a Leave of Absence.
Thankya, thankyavermuch.
Chuck Shepherd
(Non-condolences welcomed at chuck at weirduniverse dot net)
     Posted By: Chuck - Sun Jul 22, 2012

I'm not sure whether I should hope it is, or is not, something weird. We'll expect you when we see you.
Posted by TheCannyScot in Atlanta, GA on 07/22/12 at 01:01 PM
Well, I hope whatever is wrong gets right soon sweetie so you can get back to us. See ya around! 💋
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 07/22/12 at 06:35 PM
Get well soon, Chuck! We need our regular doses of the weird.
Posted by Bobby Dee on 07/23/12 at 07:57 AM
Condolences? Sympathy? H3!! no! You need the drill-sargent routine!

Slacker! Bum! Get yourself well and get back to that keyboard immediately. Without you, we'll just have Johnson's Catalog and senseless abstract Vimeo cartoons. This isn't about you! This is about us! We need our dose of Chuck to get us through this increasingly insane year! So, buck up, soldier. Get over yourself! You have a duty to your country. Or something.

(Need I say: just kidding? Y'know we love you Chuck.) (And Alex, Paul, Patty, et al. Just kidding about your contributions!)
Posted by A Mindful Webworker on 07/23/12 at 08:41 AM
AMW--I fully endorse your tough love approach!
Posted by Paul on 07/23/12 at 11:28 AM
Chuck, everyone needs some time off, sabbaticals, etc, but remember, your journey through life is not over so don't hang those boots up just yet! Keep On Keeping On!!!
Posted by Ornary on 07/25/12 at 06:56 AM
Do whatever it takes to get well. Just remember to take the daily dose of the Norman Cousins prescription to strengthen that immune system. Thank you for all the great work you have done over the 32 years I 've been reading NOTW.
Posted by Angie unduplicated on 07/26/12 at 08:26 AM
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