My mother passed away a few weeks ago at Middlesex Hospital in Middletown, CT (due to complications from colon cancer). Thanks to a cot provided by the hospital, I was able to spend the last month by her bedside. Although the staff and volunteers at Middlesex are incredibly skilled and attentive, my presence was invaluable at times when she woke up confused or in pain. I was very lucky to have this time with her, and we talked about some parts of her life that she had never shared with me (such as the railroad tracks she played on as a toddler, and the brief affair she had with a married man before joining the Air Force in 1962).
The nurses and doctors kept asking me what my job was that allowed me to "take so much time off". The answer is that I work for Sports Mogul. And while it might cost the company some revenue when I postpone a new version of Football Mogul, it won't cost me my job. For this I am extremely thankful.
So, to everyone who has supported Sports Mogul over the years, thank you -- not just for your direct support that pays our bills, but also for the joy we get every time we hear how much you enjoy our games, and the time and effort that you invest in helping us track down bugs and improve the simulation. Thank you for all of it.