My deepest gratitude to all for your expressions of support, wishes, and prayers. I leave this forum with great reluctance, but other priorities make it necessary. I thank Steve for this awesome forum and his trust in me to help make it a better place.
As an active member, I have learned so much here from those who share my passion for pizza. As a moderator, I have seen the best and worst in people and the best and worst in myself. I'm sorry for any bad feelings I may have caused, but I'm profoundly grateful for the many friends I've made here. I hope we can keep in contact. Feel free to PM me. I may not respond right away, but I will respond.
Speaking of the best in people - working with Peter (Pete-zza) has been a joy. He certainly made me a better moderator as well as a better person by virtue of his exemplary generosity and patience. In the old days before Steve succeeded in preventing spammers, sickies, and trolls from invading, we were a pretty effective team in keeping the forum clean. We were often able to spot and block them before anyone noticed their presence. I could tell you some stories! As long as Peter is here, this site will continue to be the best source anywhere for pizza making information.
I will miss this place.