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Has anyone heard anything from Paul over at Cocktail Chronicles?

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Colleen Evans Posted: 22 Jun 2012 12:14 PM

It's been ages since he's posted on his blog or announced a new MxMo event...

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When I read his latest post a while back I thought it suggested he was ramping back up after his acknowledged absence. Upon re-reading I guess I filled in the blanks on my own - he never really said he was back at things regularly.

Are you concerned about his well being or just anxious for more interesting content and MxMo's? I don't know him so wouldn't know what's out of the ordinary.

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DanielDSM:
When I read his latest post a while back I thought it suggested he was ramping back up after his acknowledged absence. Upon re-reading I guess I filled in the blanks on my own - he never really said he was back at things regularly.

I had interpreted that last post much the same, but you are right about it...

DanielDSM:
Are you concerned about his well being or just anxious for more interesting content and MxMo's? I don't know him so wouldn't know what's out of the ordinary.

Both, truthfully: He's gone a month here or there before without an event (life happens, I of all people get that,) but this recent stretch has been unusually long and unusually quiet. I do truly hope he's okay and just insanely busy...

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I have been discussing Mixology Monday with him since April.  He wants to retire it.  I told him I would it over and he agreed.  He just hasn't gotten around to doing his last farewell event.

If not, I have the successor event planned (which was the other option I offered in case he wanted to retire his creation completely) which would be like MxMo with a new name.  I would like to keep the MxMo legacy intact which is why I have been hesitant on this part.

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Well, it's good to know he's doing fine and that his absence wasn't a sign of anything more serious.

Fred, good for you offering to keep the legacy alive in some form or another! I wish you the best of luck. Please let us know what's shaking (or being stirred) with that.

 

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I definitely miss it and disagree about the lack of enthusiasm about it.  Perhaps I am blinded by my own enthusiasm -- I've been contributing to MxMo for 4 years now and would gladly do another 4 years.

I know Paul well enough that I cannot bother him in the next month for he's probably preparing for several talks at Tales of the Cocktail.  August is when I'll shoot him a message about getting things done with the transfer of Mixology Monday or about me starting the successor (Tipple Tuesday).  I already have the twitter and blog names reserved just in case.

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Sent him a message this week and heard back that Paul will be doing one last hurrah in September (capping off 6 years of MxMo) before passing the site off to me to run.

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Well, I'm both sad to see him leaving but excited for you taking it over, Fred!

He's had a good, influential run and the concept of MixMo is still alive and well in some form or another.

So, good for you, Fred and I look forward to this chapter leading to the next!

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My condolences, Fred ;) Thanks for taking over.

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Paul just set me up with an account on Mixology Monday's blog, so hopefully everything will be going on schedule for him doing a last hurrah in September and me taking over in October.

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No news on whether Paul is doing a last hurrah or whether I am doing September, but I did set up a twitter account to bring MxMo into this decade.  Please spread the word!

https://twitter.com/MixologyMonday

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The next Mixology Monday will be September 17th!

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Hurrah!

 

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Link to the Equal Parts MXMO

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RIP Mixology Monday

April 2006 - February 2017

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