PUPA - The nonfeeding stage between the larva and adult in the metamorphosis of holometabolous insects, during which the larva typically undergoes complete transformation within a protective cocoon or hardened case.
It seems that Volunteer Hoosier is in transition from pupa to lepidopterum.
VH was never intended to be a daily newspaper. But sometimes we served that purpose.
This Web log can't take the place of a community bulletin board, but we were often a preferred choice for getting announcements out.
Likewise, VH is not a personal diary, a business marketing tool, a literary magazine, a humor site, nor a free-for-all chat room. Yet, these pages have, at times, simulated each of those.
Whatever we have done on these pages, we must have done something right.
But as time passes, it becomes clearer that the demands of our still-young business argue against trying to be all things to all people.
The lack of posts over the last few weeks has an explanation. VH has been in talks with a leading, emerging branded media organization which I am still unable to publicly identify. Part of the process dictated that VH suspend its commentary until noon on Friday, March 17, 2006. That proscription has now expired and been replaced with a different arrangement.
I have before me a letter of intent that outlines the terms and conditions of Volunteer Hoosier's merger with an online site that offers up political commentary, humor & satire, travel & leisure, literature, poetry, art, and a plethora of subjects. We are flattered to have been asked to shut down VH and become an editor with this admirable organization.
Although the product will no longer be exclusively our own, we are convinced that we can bring an added element to our new online partner's site.
One appealing aspect of this merger of interests is the opportunity to indulge in my own desire to dabble in short fiction. Under this new arrangement, you could be surprised at any time to find me writing speculative fiction.
A closing date has been set for April 1. As I am able, I will share with you additional details. Thanks for reading over these past 18 months.