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I'm sorry for my absence.

CaptainPike
Apr 15, 2013, 9:50 AM 10

As I am sure many have noticed (and commented on), my attention to chess.com (and my games, groups, etc) has wanned as of late.

My sincere apologies for my inattentiveness. As a super-admin of many groups and (in theory) involved in many projects, I feel others have been let down.

I do suffer from boughts of seasonal depression now and again; once around the holidays (when my absence began) and again during spring (now).

In December, there was a loss in the family -- my Grandmother passed away. In regards to other events surrounding this loss, old grudges and family problems reared their ugly heads causing more (and unecessary) hurt, of which I was caught in the middle.

These combined factors gave me a real 1-2-3 punch from which has taken its toll on me emotionally and psychologically.

I had a friend of mine who said of me: "You are like a Timex: Take a lickin' and keep on tickin'!" Well, I will recover, if I have not done so already.

I look forward to completing my on going games -- I will take myself off vacation very (very) shortly -- and I look forward to getting back in touch with my neglected groups and projects.

Thank you for our understanding!

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