Doug Update

Longtime OTB contributor Doug Mataconis, whose most recent post was January 7, 2020, has reached out to let the gang know that things are looking up.

He posted this to Twitter earlier this morning:

He has also reached out to me via email with permission to let everyone know he’s okay but that it may yet be quite some time before he’s able to get back to blogging.

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  1. Jon says:

    Great news!

  2. Sleeping Dog says:

    Good to hear from Doug and looking forward to his return!

  3. Rick Almeida says:

    I’m really glad to hear this. Thanks for the update, James.

  4. Moosebreath says:

    Good to hear from Doug. Hope he is well.

  5. KM says:

    Excellent news for a Sat! Please pass along our well wishes

  6. PJ says:

    That’s great to hear ๐Ÿ™‚ Doug is missed ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. de stijl says:

    Dude is a major dude.

    Best wishes and be well.

  8. Kathy says:

    Good to know he’s ok.

  9. flat earth luddite says:

    Indeed excellent Saturday news. Good to know he’s ok, and looking forward to his return.

  10. grumpy realist says:

    Please let Doug know that although we’d love to have him back blogging, his health comes first and foremost. If he needs to take more time to continue to recover, please please do so.

  11. Matt says:

    Excellent news

  12. Gustopher says:

    Glad heโ€™s ok. I hope things are looking up for him, whether he ever blogs again or not.

  13. Kari Q says:

    I’m happy to hear this. I hope things continue to improve for him.

  14. EddieInCA says:

    My wife follows him on Facebook, and told me he posted there as well.
    Glad to hear he’s okay. Look forward to him getting back to posting.

  15. Blue Galangal says:

    So glad for this update. Thank you so much. I hope things keep improving for him.

  16. Monala says:

    Very good news! Thanks for letting us know.

  17. Bob@Youngstown says:

    Sure miss Doug

  18. OzarkHillbilly says:

    Good to hear. Hope to hear from him directly soon.

  19. Tony W says:

    Appreciate the update, he is one of a few folks around here I have sought out on other media like Twitter/FB because of the insights and perspective he offers.

    We miss you Doug!

  20. Bill says:

    I was just thinking about Doug- as in “where the hell is Doug”?!

  21. @EddieInCA:

    I’m also eager to see that day.

  22. al Ameda says:

    @Doug Mataconis:

    Iโ€™m also eager to see that day.

    Add me to the thousands of well-wishers, Doug.
    Peace and good health.

  23. Scott says:

    Just read the good news. Looking forward to hearing from Doug again.

  24. The Q says:

    Welcome home DM. Looking forward to your comments.