The OC blogsphere is losing a good one with Costa Mes’a Geoff West deciding to “retire” his wonderful Bubbling Caldron blog.
From his “final” post:
“It is with very strong mixed emotions, and a lot of consultation and contemplation, that I’ve decided to stop blogging. The site will remain open for your reference and, maybe, the occasional entry. It has not been an easy decision, but is one I felt was necessary at this point in my life for the reasons mentioned above. I wish you all well. I will miss our interaction. You probably have not heard the last of me, but – at least for awhile – this is adios. Thanks, one more time, for your loyalty, friendship and your enthusiastic willingness to joust on issues. You will always occupy a warm spot in my heart. It’s been one of the great joys of my life to serve you.”
I loved the Roy Orbison video at the end.
A few years ago, we got a nastygram from one of the then council members on the GOP majority demanding a correction and retraction. I sought Geoff’s opinion on next steps and he basically told me to have my lawyer write a letter to tell them to stick it. We did. Nothing ever happened except for a few cowardly anonymous comments that we published.
Geoff is a class act. A principled blogger who honestly cared about good government and was always consistent with this beliefs regardless of party or person.
If there’s someone out there who wants to pick up Geoff’s mantel and carry it over here, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.