I’m Decompensating

When Charles Addams famously was decompensating, he submitted the same cartoon to The New Yorker (of kids in dog carriers, captioned something like "the kids are ready for summer camp" or something close to that. The editor, William Shawn, knew then that he had to alert the family, that Charles was in trouble. When Chuck Shepherd (with approximately 8 percent the talent of Charles Addams) is decompensating, he declines to write News of the Weird / Plus. That happenstance will occur this week. Sorry. Pass the Xanax, and hope for the best.
     Posted By: Chuck - Mon Jun 29, 2015

Relax and rejuvenate honey. Your considerable talent is greatly appreciated.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 06/29/15 at 07:12 AM
We all need a break and I hope it's filled with relaxing things, light reading, good wine, friendly women and a relaxing view and perhaps a escape from the electronic world. I will suffer with out a refresher from the weird and crazy head lines. But Mark Twains delightful autobiography needs to be finished. He was writing/speaking the news of the weird way before the internet.
Posted by Gator Guy on 06/29/15 at 09:48 AM
Hang in there, Chuck! Everyone has days (or weeks) like that! 😊
Posted by Kyle Morgan on 06/29/15 at 12:11 PM
We are all just glad to get your columns when we can! I hope things improve for you.
Posted by Miles on 07/01/15 at 06:50 AM
Good luck, Chuck.
Posted by Siggy on 07/03/15 at 02:14 AM
Get well soon, feel better in a timely fashion, get lots of rest, have some good food, see some good films, whatever the appropriate well wishes for whatever has overtaken you.

I've been reading your columns since 1989. I can wait. 😊
Posted by Cindy on 07/04/15 at 12:12 AM
As always, your health and well being take precedence over our fixation for weirdness and anecdotal humor. Rest and be well.
Posted by Gary Foster on 07/06/15 at 12:10 PM
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