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Wishing wellness and goodness for you,
but at least let us take a nerf bat to Brian.


Best wishes, Mike. Take the time you need, then get your butt back here! (You'll still have your butt, right?)


Stay strong, Mike. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

Chuck B

Wishing you well!

Jim Short

Best of luck Mike. You'll be missed (for a while).

Rogers George

Add me to the no doubt long list of folks who sincerely wish you well.


Good on you, Mike, have a Calvin and Hobbes Happy Dance recovery moment, you've given us all a lot of them already!

Ben Fulton

Best of luck to you.

Brian Fies

I'm keeping an eye on you, D.D. Degg.


Best wishes on your recovery, Mike!


Don't schedule any follow-ups for September 15-17 unless your Doc will make a house call to Kenosha.


Best wishes for an easy recovery. I look forward to reading CSOTD for many more years to come!

Lori B

Sending good thoughts for a quick and full recovery, I (selfishly)need your calm voice and wise observations to come back ASAP to get me through this election year without my head exploding!

Boise Ed

Best of luck, Mike. I look forward to see your words again.

Robin (from racs)

I am briefly consoled by being able to look forward to Brian's observations, but I look forward farther to hearing yours on a daily basis again.

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