I am sorry to lose Tomas.
All of you were patient with my lapse (I didn't hear grumbling on my island) maybe we should have some kind of informal policy about missing issues. It is going to happen to most of us at one time or another. I just hate to lose a member just because "real" life creates conflicts.
[Editor's note: What would you suggest? I already tell members who drop that they're welcome back anytime. I think there will always be a struggle between Archipelago and real life (and I will always come down on the side of Archipelago).]