I honestly had no idea, who Kimchi was, when she first contacted me... but "help out" she certainly did.
Over the course of two years, Kimchi submitted Seventy Two (yes, I said 72) brilliant threads. Her threads, have the distinction of being (by far) the most popular and most visited threads on our blog. That's not my personal opinion. That's according to the blog's visitor statistics.
Kimchi was literally a "God-Send" when this blog first opened. To have a brilliant woman from California, whom you don't even know, start sending-in fabulous threads and documents, was nothing short of a small miracle.
I want to publicly express my very sincere thanks to Kimchi, for all of her priceless contributions. She's a class act, a wonderful soul... and take my word for it... she knows the details of this case, as well as anybody (and, that's anybody).
Kimchi recently "let it fly" in the comments section with some strong criticism, and a resignation. I must admit, I was a bit "taken aback" and chafed for a while.
It wasn't so much Kimchi's opinion, that bothered me. In fact, in some regards... I agree with her. I DO wish at times, that this blog was more open to differing opinions.
I just wish she had expressed herself to me privately, via email instead. But, I'm over it.
In the grand scheme of things, it's very small apples, considering all the wonderful times I've had discussing the case with Kimchi, and working together on the blog. She has a right to her opinion.
And truth be told... there's not a whole lot, that I could have done, to change the "climate" of this blog, even if she did come to me privately. So, my point is moot. The blogs are nasty places. They're ALL nasty. It's always been that way. You'd have to ban everybody, to keep things peaceful. But, I digress...
Kimchi's a good egg, and a class act. I have nothing but respect, and warm thoughts for her. I honestly haven't communicated with her, since her commentary on the blog. I'm almost afraid to! LOL!
I really don't know at this point, if Kimchi is really gone... and, I don't know if she'll be back.
I intend to chat with her soon, and discuss this situation properly. I don't believe in ending a two-year friendship, in the comments section.
Having said all that...
I just want to tell everyone publicly, that this blog would NOT be what it is today, without the help of Kimchi. She's done more "behind the scenes" work than anyone could ever imagine. Her research and threads, are absolutely "second to none".
I'd like everyone to express their appreciation to Kimchi, in the comments section below.
I think it's only fair and just to "show her a little love" after all she's done for us.
She told me she wanted to "help out" before this blog opened... and, never in my wildest dreams, did I expect a genius (yes, I said genius) to churn-out 72 brilliant threads.
Thank You So Much, Kimchi. You ROCK!!!! Best Regards Always.
Most Sincerely, Lynyrd.
Please write a brief "Thank You" to Kimchi in the comments section below, if you've enjoyed her wonderful threads, and friendship.