As most of you know by now, Ed Brayton, author of the blog Dispatches from the Culture Wars and founder of FreethoughtBlogs, announced yesterday that he has decided to move his blog to Patheos and has given his reasons why here.
It was Ed who, presumably acting on behalf of a collective decision of the existing bloggers here, contacted me about moving my blog here from its previous home where it was hosted by my university. He and the others were very welcoming and helpful during and after the transition and it went much more smoothly than I expected.
I do not get around much and am not really part of the circuit of conferences and events that skeptics attend and so have met very few of the people in those circles, even among the well known ones and the ones on this network. But I was fortunate to meet Ed twice and found him to be a gracious and delightful guy and naturally I am sorry to see him leave FtB. But this is the world of the internet where ‘moving’ simply means changing that person’s URL and perhaps email address.
But it is still a transition and I want to take this opportunity to thank Ed for all his support and to wish him well in his cyber-travels.