I agree completely with Lapis, Daizy, Uny,
and Lee. I've seen and smelled this day coming for a LONG time. I'm deeply saddened.
Everything comes to an end, and CZ is no
exception. Impermanence is the only rule in
I think it's time for the dozens of
compassionate and caring regulars on CZ --
and I won't list names, because you know who
you are -- to find or create a neighborhood-
type health forum.
It should be a forum where the likes of Barefoot and 2tuff are never given a voice.
It should be a forum with 20 or 30 individual
forums within it, instead of 800.
It should be a forum with a clean, easy-to-
understand home page, instead of the galloping
chaos that prevails now at CZ.
It should be a forum in which the Webmaster
shows empathy and warmth for his best
and brightest contributors.
It should be a forum where you will be proud
to direct your friends and acquaintances. I've
been embarrassed to send anyone to CZ for the
last year or so, in fear that they'll click
on Barefoot's forum, and read some lunacy
such as "Vegetables are nutritionally-dead,
and worthless to eat." Or maybe they'll see the "Alien Abductions" forum, or some other
crazy-fringe forum near the top of the list,
and wonder why, in the name of God, I ever
sent them to such a place.
I told Lapis and Ami that I've had the nagging
feeling for almost a year, that I was going
to log-in to CZ one of these mornings, and
find that the site had been sold to Merck
The Webmaster has been AWOL for some time.
If and when he returns, I expect this letter
to be deleted. And I wouldn't be surprised
to see my CZ website disappear. Big Pharma
wouldn't want Owen's health advice on a site
they were using to sell dangerous drugs.
Some of you know how to reach me. If you know
of a small health forum where kindness
and compassion are the key-words, please let
I've enjoyed all the wonderful moments we've
had together on CZ. Thanks to all of you for
being such good friends to me.