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2015 ended up a wash…. And it is our fault…

I have to personally apologize to everyone. This year has been a truly horrible year for the author for the last 6 months. The author’s mom was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer of the lungs, lymph nodes, and bones. What had started with a cough and some shortness of breath in the beginning of the year, was diagnosed as Influenza, then severe allergies, and then in July, they said the Big “C”. Mom was 74 years old and until this year had never had more than a common cold in all the years she was alive. Amazing and horrific how cancer can develop to Stage 4 without any real symptoms. It actually was not until early November that someone commented that the author’s professional performance was waning, that the author realized that the family situation was effecting ALL aspects of his life. November became the “salvage the employment” situation, unfortunately one’s best intentions cannot halt, nor reverse, the finality of death.

On the anniversary of D-Day, the author’s mom succumbed to cancer, peacefully and surrounded by family.

So the author gives a heartfelt:

Screw You Cancer!

The author apologizes for airing his personal problems, but the fact is that TPF Online has suffered greatly due to the author’s lack of focus and professionalism. No continuing coverage of Bill C-42, the pre-, present-, and post- election. The changes at CSSA, the additions, the growth. All fell by the wayside and in hindsight it could have been done with minimal effort had the author’s heart been into any of it. For all of that we at TPF Online apologize.

2106 however will be the beginning of a renewed focus. Some of the first items to be done will be products from CRKT, Frankford Arsenal, and S&J Hardware. SHOT Show is upcoming, let us know if you have anything you want us to have a look at!

So I hope that you understand what has occurred, and be content in the knowledge that TPF Online will rise stronger than before.

Since it is Christmas Eve, December 24th, that this piece is being written, we at TPF wish all of you a Merry Christmas, or whatever holiday you celebrate. May it bring you peace, comfort, and a greater closeness with your family and friends! Come the New Year, there are many, many, resolutions to be made! TPF Online has already promised you one of them!

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3 responses

  1. Dean Roxby

    Hey Mike,

    So sorry to hear about your mother.
    NO apology necessary. You put family first, as you should.

    Best wishes for the new year.

    Dean

    December 24, 2015 at 4:59 PM

  2. Merry Christmas Mike. And no worries about things being a “wash”, not anyone’s fault, its just called life! The nice part about a “wash” is that new things begin, clean and fresh!

    Hope you and your family have a nice Christmas….it sure won’t be easy with your mom gone but as I’m sure you know, she’s watching over you and Karen and the boys.

    Dale
    Sent from my BlackBerry device on the Rogers Wireless Network

    December 24, 2015 at 7:44 PM

  3. Rob

    Family first, no-one of any worth can fault this. I am truly sorry for your loss, and it is times like this which cause us to step back from life and evaluate what is really important.
    See you soon.
    Rob

    December 28, 2015 at 2:38 PM

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