I am pleased to report that I have promoted Nick C to the masthead from the ranks of commenters/freelance contributors. His debut post is a good one and I highly recommend checking it out, because if he follows the time-honored tradition of my other co-bloggers we might never hear from him again. On the other hand, if he posts at least twice more I believe he'll beat JCF out of the cellar.
Anyway, regardless of posting frequency he's a good guy and knows his way around a beer or a game mapboard, sometimes simultaneously. Welcome to the -- hey, where'd he go?!