On Sun, Jun 22, 2008 at 3:16 PM, Karl Martino <[address removed]> wrote:
> Hi folks,
> Long time no talk. This is Karl Martino. Your new (well... old...)
> First, I want to thank Scott McNulty for his efforts in keeping and growing
> the Philly Weblogger Meetup into the success it has been.
> He's been further and further stretched in terms of responsibilities
> elsewhere and he needed organizer responsibilities to be assigned to someone
> Scott's passion for Philadelphia, for blogging, for people, has made this a
> favorite meetup for so many.
> His shoes will be hard to walk in for me - I think he's a bit of a role
> model and representative of the best of what Philly and blogging are all
> about - but I hope to do the best I can - with your help.
> You maybe wondering who is Karl Martino is...
> I'm a husband to my wife Richelle, and a father to our little 2 year old
> girl, Emma. I'm a software engineer for Comcast Interactive Media (more on
> that later). I'm a guitarist and have played in a few heavy rock bands. And
> I have been a blogger since 1998/99 - I'm on old timer. My personal blog is
> at http://www.paradox1x.org
. That's where you can learn a lot more about
> me. You may know me from one of my personal projects - Philly Future
) - a site that attempts to highlight bloggers
> and the region via pulling together bloggers from across the tri-state area.
> Lately, these hobbies and passions of mine have had to take a back seat as I
> have been forced to deal with health issues, family members in illness, the
> demands of work, and the joys of fatherhood.
> In short - life.
> So I'm not taking this responsibility lightly! Indeed, far from it. I hope
> that we, together, will find ways of co-managing this meetup, so that it not
> only occurs in Center City Philly - but across the entire city. A dream of
> mine based in a set of ideals I have about the Web and its power to bring
> people together.
> About Comcast Interactive Media - while I make no promises - I can contact
> HR about holding some meetups at Comcast Tower. There's no alcohol - but the
> view is something to behold. I will do so on Monday.
> I thank you for your patience during this time of transition, and for our
> work together in advance.
> Thank you everyone,
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