May 14, 2009 § 25 Comments

I’ve decided to take an indefinite amount of time off from instructing the ignorant – that is, from instructing myself (the ignorant) through all of the interesting, informed, and intelligent commentary of my own readers, other bloggers, and my fellow combox critters on other blogs. Sorry if I’ve left any unfinished discussions or other business hanging out there. It has been fun, fascinating, and enriching for me; a great privilege. I hope some of you have gotten at least a small fraction of the benefit from it that I’ve gotten from you. Thank you all, and God bless you all, and may the peace of Christ be with you.


§ 25 Responses to Pax

  • Anonymous says:


    Thank you.

    God bless

    Richard W Comerford

  • John Farrell says:

    If your indefinite time off involves flying long distances, Zippy, and you’re in the neighborhood, let’s have that beer we’ve talked about.


  • e. says:


    Although we rarely saw eye-to-eye on the matter (it's often hard to do so especially when engaging a “genius”!), nevertheless, you provided food for thought — especially for Catholics.

    You'll certainly be missed.

    That kind of impassioned commentary for the Faith & the application of Catholic teaching in practical matters will now be notoriously absent.

    God speed & good journey to you.

  • Lydia McGrew says:

    It would be hard to exaggerate how much you will be missed.

  • Anonymous says:

    The truth never changed.

  • Kyle R. Cupp says:

    Peace, Zippy. I have definitely benefited from and enjoyed our discussions and your posts and comments.

  • Fred says:

    As a long-time lurker who profited immensely from your arguments on a variety of subjects and in a variety of forums (here, W4, CAEI, etc), I have to say that I totally agree with Lydia.


  • Anonymous says:

    Dear Zippy,

    Don’t be too extended.

    You are in my prayers. Keep me in yours.

    God be with you!


    yes, THAT Karl!

  • Kevin Jones says:

    Thanks for the good you’ve been doing!

    And please don’t let your “indefinite” time off become “infinite.”

  • Lydia McGrew says:

    I used the “link” function and put up a post with a link to this post as well, but for some reason it isn’t showing up here. That’s from my personal blog:

    (Ain’t it nice that blogger now apparently allows normal-length URLs?)

  • e. says:

    With all the (well-deserved) Kudos that now remarkably showers our dear friend, Zippy; can somebody at least reveal <>who<> exactly in Real Life is ‘Zippy’, other than the fact he is a rich, early-retired entrepreneur born of the Tech-boom days?

    Even the last episode of <>MacGuyver<> at least revealed his <>real<> name at the end!

    Either way, ‘Zippy’ (whoever the fella was/is) will definitely be missed!

  • c matt says:

    Thanks Zippy for instructing this particular ignorant – I can’t even begin to describe how much I’ve learned and I will always be indebted to you.

    Hopefully indefinite does not mean forever.

  • Zippy, God go with you. You’ve done much good here, and I’ve learned a lot from you. Hope you’ll stay in touch somehow.

  • Marion (Mael Muire) says:

    You’ll be missed, Zippy dear.

    Hope you will be back someday soon. We need you.

    I think I shall follow your example and “go dark” for a few weeks, too.

    Thanks again for all you have done.

  • Mark P. Shea says:

    A shame… and I envy you!

  • Zippy says:

    Thanks everyone for the kind words. I really appreciate it. I have no plans to cancel my email address, so I can still be reached that way for the forseeable future.

  • Rodak says:

    “Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
    Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world…”

  • e. says:

    Zippy is really more deserving of even more elaborate praise than merely this given all his activities in Catholic foras which undoubtedly benefitted from his extensive participation.

    Unfortunately, only Lydia McGrew, who herself is not even Catholic, was kind enough to express her admiration for the Ole Zipster.

    Oh well…

  • Anonymous says:

    Dear Zippy:

    Hope you'll be back soon. We have to fight for Our Queen of Peace.

    Please note me in the Jester.
    By Guillermo Bustamante on May 19, 2009 12:39 AM
    In our need for fresh air to clear the Notre Dame scandal, St. Peter reminded us that we are fighting supernatural powers, in this case satanic pride possessing the priest Jenkins, and those ignorant that believe this: Catholicism is a democracy with “freedom” to make horrendous scandals like ND HONORING (not “debating”) THE major leader of genocide, or his lawmakers receiving the Eucharist in DC last April.

    St. Peter II, 2 19 They promise them freedom, but they themselves are slaves of corruption; for whatever overcomes a man, to that he is enslaved… 22 It has happened to them according to the true proverb, the dog turns back to his own vomit, and the sow is washed only to wallow in the mire.

    HISTORY WILL review Jenkins' vomits, SEE our beloved Vicar of Christ crucified again, AND COUNT THE INCREASED GENOCIDE by the Obaminator.

    No need to be a rocket scientist to count that number, and then be used by dear Abp. Burke in Rome as a MAJOR WEAPON, for purging the hundreds of lukewarm (and I'm being gentle) bishops, and millions of Cafetería Catholics in USA.

    Is our DUTY worldwide to support his efforts in talking the talk AND walking the walk of victory for Our Queen of Peace in the Vatican.

    Her Son's light will guide & bless us.

  • Anonymous says:


    Seriously — get a blog!

  • Anonymous says:

    Thank you, Zippy. You’ll be missed.


  • Jon W says:

    Zippy, thanks for the clarity you always shine on whatever the discussion. Hurry back. We’ll miss you.

  • Bill White says:

    Well, dang. Please hurry back!

  • Anonymous says:


    Come back refreshed.

    Bravo zulu on the good work you’ve done online. I’ve seen most of it in Mark Shea’s comboxes, but – well, now I can catch up on my reading over here, I guess.

    S. Murphy

  • Semper Eadem says:

    It would be nice if you could add our blog to your blogroll:

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