Rob Flower, our newsletter editor, has produced the newsletter for the past couple of years, contributing countless hours to not only master the technology needed, but also to think about and craft the important messages that he brings to you. His poignant essays are both sensitive and thought provoking, and set our newsletter apart from the usual reporting of what's happening. Rob has decided to step away from this job to focus on other responsibilities within R2RCNY. In the meantime, I will attempt to fill his shoes, but we will miss his valuable contributions. Thanks, Rob, for a job well done. You are a hard act to follow!