I have the proud distinction of having bequeathed to SN over 10K posts of most excellent drivel. Of course, I think the majority of those are sailing related - so that's not too bad.
Why do I post so much? I own my own business. I still have to be around the office to manage things, but I can play around a bit. Sailing is my absolutely favorite thing to do...and learn about, and talk about. No mystery.
I'm sorry to see you go sea. I'm not sure I can take this place another 8 years either. That's a freakin' eternity.
I'm sorry I missed the '04 coup. Sounds like that one was epic.
Gee, I hope you hang around. I enjoy seeing your Avatar! (Saw the movie; it was a sad commentary on mental health.)