I started this blog in early 2007 as part of a concept I developed in collaboration with my wife, Content Development Editor Janet Edens Conover, and then-Features Editor Judy Watts. In its early days it functioned as the Web presence for the Friday 5 feature section, because Charleston.net was still in transition to a platform that could handle the graphics and video components that were part of Friday 5. Once Charleston.net made its leap, this blog became more on an adjunct feature -- a place to put things that extended the reach and spirit of the print edition.
I took a six-month buyout from the paper and left the newsroom on Friday, Aug. 22 (I'm still officially on vacation -- whoo hoo!). The future of Friday 5 and Fun & Games rests with the paper's management, but whatever it will be, my contributions will end after my last stuff runs on Friday, Sept. 5.
To those of you who took an interest in this experiment, thank you.