As George Harrison reminded us, all things must pass. And so it is with my tenure as columnist with the Victory Review after 17 delightful years (And 26 1/2 as an all-purpose volunteer). I’ve enjoyed serving in this capacity and to have a forum for my ideas about the folk music culture and to feature some of our important and highly skilled practitioners. It’s kept me close to the action and our readership has let me know that I was appreciated. But at this time, and for a variety of reasons, I feel the need to let go of this association and to clear some space in my life for other endeavors. 17 years is a long time to do anything and there are other facets of life I would like to explore during the last quarter of my earthly existence. In thinking back on my Victory experience I feel a deep gratitude for all the dedicated and accomplished spirits I’ve had the privilege of working with and for all the good times we’ve had while keeping the folk music culture alive and well in Puget Sound. May all of you enjoy long, productive and contented lives.