Get well, Steven!
If you've missed Steven, so have I. Steven was one of the most regular contributors on this blog during the months before Christmas, and we almost always disagreed. In one of his comments, he mentioned that he is a CPA and that he would be extremely busy once tax season began after the New Year, so I wasn't surprised when his comments quit coming in.
I received an email from Steven yesterday, and it turns out that he's got a lot more going on than figuring out how to save his clients' pocketbooks from Uncle Sam. A few weeks ago, Steven was diagnosed with a rather dangerous form of prostate cancer, so he is now being treated for that.
When it comes to education issues, Steven and I have about as much in common as George W. Bush and Hillary Clinton. We have had our little verbal spats on this blog, but that's okay. (I think I've been having about a six-month spat with KDerosa and Crypticlife!) It's always nice to look at the comments on a post and see those of people who agree with you, but I know it makes it a lot more interesting when you have people like Steven who are willing to disagree. Although Steven's views are so much different than mine, I've really come to like and respect him. He's willing to take unpopular stands and stick with them, he's demonstrated a sense of humor, and by consistently being able to disagree withoug being disagreeable he's made our arguments fun.
Steven will be in my thoughts and prayers, and I hope he'll be in yours. He's a good guy, and we need him back. I know this blog sure does!
Get well, Steven. But when you're feeling better, be prepared to get verbally thrashed again! ;-)