My role at FF has been somewhat limited the last few weeks, and I just wanted to take a moment to inform and update all of you as to what is going on, and what the future holds.

First off, this is the busiest time of year in my line of professional work, and with one fewer person in my office than normal, my workload has increased, giving me less time to write during the day and less energy to write during the evening.

I’ll try to remedy that through the means of writing shorter stories when the opportunities present themselves.

Second off, and this is the big news.

“DaBich” is going to be a grandma.

And, for those of you who don’t know who “DaBich” is, she is a regular FF commenter and my mother-in-law.

In other words, my wife is pregnant with our first child!

So, for all of you who are parents (or parents-to-be), you’ll understand that, between taking care of the wife, attending doctor appointments, and prepping the house for a new family member, time is at a premium.

I don’t have any intentions of stepping down at FF, as I love this site and the friendships I have made through it too much.

But, my role will be reduced and likely will reduce even more once the little one arrives.

That being said, Jesse Marshall has agreed to step up and contribute more to the Penguin-specific content that I generally cover.

Thank you to all the regular readers and commenters for continuing to visit FF daily despite the relatively low level of new, unique content. We truly appreciate your support and hope you’ll continue to stick with us.

And, remember, we’re always willing and anxious to accept opinion pieces from our regulars!