It looks, though, that there's always at least a little something new which belongs in here. So if you aren't reading this article, don't blame me if the Pouch world moves and you don't know it. So read on.
First off, the obligatory hello to our new readers! Hi! Welcome aboard!
Life got better, but not back to normal. I'm back at the helm, but not alone. This retreat issue was put together owing to a Herculean effort by Stephen Beaulieu. Stephen, who not only edited and formatted many of the articles for this issue of The Pouch, is the current Bourse Master of the "dippouch" game. God knows this is more than enough work for any one man in and of itself. Then, as you probably know, Stephen is the Gardener -- his Eden Enterprises publishes, in these pages, the subzine "The Garden," a discussion of all aspects of the "dippouch" game. To add pinch-editing to his duties is amazing. And, believe it or not, that's not all. Check out the article by Stephen about the new formats in which he is making The Pouch available to our loyal readership. I don't know about the helicopter drops forecast by Simon last issue, but knowing Stephen's dedication to this enterprise, I wouldn't be surprised.
I can't do it without you guys. None of you. And Stephen, this time the bulk of the praise is yours. I'd say, "you are the wind beneath my wings" but I absolutely loathe that song, so if you wanted to hear it said about you, tough.
Manus Hand, Publisher