Over the past two and a half years I have written several hundred commentaries from this desk. With a slight tinge of regret I report that this is the final one. Oscar Wilde wrote, "Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go." I have tried to be the former; maybe flirted with the latter, but I am going. I have accepted a position with an international shipping company headquartered in New York.
I have the audacity to opine that some of the commentaries were pretty good. (Just by sheer volume there has to be an occasional winner.) Others have been less than scintillating. In all, I have tried to present comments with a light touch without being lightweight on facts or opinions. From your feedback over the years I have achieved a modicum of success.
As I prepare to move on to a new challenge, I wish to thank my OceanConnect and Starsupply colleagues. Their assistance in the preparation of the commentaries has been invaluable. One would have to go a long way to find a group more dedicated to serving its customers.
The Irish have a way with words, so I borrowed my final wish to you, from the 19th century Irish poet James Clarence Mangan's work A Farewell to Patrick Sarsfield, Earl of Lucan, "May luck be on your path!"