Friedrich von Blowhard, one of the 2 Blowhards, has apparently decided that the time is right for him to step back a bit, if not step down entirely, from his position sharing the helm of one of the best blogs it's been my privelege to read. It's the rare writer who can make you enjoy reading about something you know absolutely nothing about, and the rare blog that sports such a writer. 2 Blowhards sported two such writers. Michael's still there, so it's not like the lights have been totally turned out -- in fact, Michael's own light shines brightly all on its own -- but still, I'm sorry to see Friedrich amble off into semi-retirement. Best wishes to him and to Michael, blogging or not.