Dear BCC Brethren,
This season marks the beginning of my third year writing and editing for Big Cat Country, and it has been a wonderful and plesasent experience getting to know so many fellow fans while watching this community grow. I feel like I know many of you as friends, even though few of us have ever met face-to-face. I've grown more knowledgeable, and I know you have as well, thanks to our little corner of the internet. Thanks to all of you who have made this community what it is today.
As a few of you may know, I volunteer extensively with the homeless community in both the Tampa and New Port Richey areas. Recently, I've been approached and asked to help coordinate a new homeless ministry in Jacksonville, Florida. I'm not taking classes and my summer was open so I agreed to oblige their request. I'm leaving Monday, and I'll be staying and working "the streets" to minister to the homeless and coordinate their care. As a result, I will be unable to write or edit (step ya game up, team), until I return in early September. I can't envision anything keeping me from missing the season.
My one request: please keep both myself and all of the homeless people in Jacksonville in your thoughts or prayers. You will all be in my thoughts, and I'll see you in September.