A Note From Tom – A Time For A Change


Folks, it has been a fun and wonderful trip with Scared Monkeys but the time for me to move on is upon us.

Scared Monkeys has matured from a small political blog to the premier missing person’s site on the internet. This is a great thing, but it just is not my thing. Thank God that Red and Klaasend have such an over-riding passion for the topic and each and every individual case that they can make the amazing personal investment of time and passion.

Unfortunately, due to other demands of life I am unable to make these same commitments. One lesson every bloggers knows is that write daily for a site takes a huge amount of passion and dedication. Once that passion is gone, bloggers learn to head out the door gracefully.

So to all the people who have read us and supported us, you have my heartfelt thanks. I ask that you give the same support to Red as he continues his quest for victims rights and those that life has dealt a rough hand.

So today I bid goodbye. Thanks you Scared Monkeys and all of it’s readers, you will always have a place in my heart.

God Bless.


Posted July 4, 2007 by
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    40 Responses to “A Note From Tom – A Time For A Change”

    1. ROY ROGERS on July 4th, 2007 10:57 pm

      thank you TOM !

    2. driving miss daisy on July 4th, 2007 11:09 pm

      Goodnight, Tom. Changes come, life is full of changes. You are and have always been very nice to all and for that everyone is grateful. Walk out into the sunlight. Breathe deep. I hope this dissolution will not hamper a near-life-long friendship. Perhaps a great political blog is in your future. Best wishes in whatever you do. Again, goodnight and best wishes, Tom. Tomorrow, tomorrow, tomorrow.

    3. San on July 4th, 2007 11:22 pm

      Thanks for all your time and effort Tom.

      Best of luck to you.

    4. toler on July 4th, 2007 11:34 pm

      Tom, thanks for all you’ve done to make this the absolute best of sites. God Bless and the very best of luck in all your future endeavors. And hey, come back and see us sometime!!

    5. Angiex911 on July 4th, 2007 11:41 pm

      Best of luck to you Tom. You have always been very kind and giving to SM. You are going to be missed!

    6. Sue on July 4th, 2007 11:45 pm

      Thank you for Scared Monkey’s and thank you for everything you have done and alowwing us into your so called home..
      You and Red and Klaas have treated us all like family.. well there is a few on the outside looking in( trolls)
      But it has beenn wonderful to be able to read everyone views on different subject and specially Natalees case
      Thank you from the bottom of my heart and good luck in your next journey in life


    7. LilPuma on July 4th, 2007 11:47 pm

      Wishing you success, health and happiness as you move forward. Thank you for all you’ve done here at Scared Monkeys.

    8. nonesuche on July 5th, 2007 12:00 am

      God Bless you and your family as well Tom. Thank you for the countless hours you devoted to the blog and the forum for these past years. We will miss you and hope you future is a bright and fulfilling one.

    9. Dihannah1 on July 5th, 2007 12:27 am

      Wow this is sad news. I’ve appreciated all you’ve done for SM and hope you find your passions in life! I also hope you come and visit as much as possible, as you’ve contributed so much. You will be missed! Thank you again for all you’ve done! Good Luck and God Bless!

    10. Joanie on July 5th, 2007 12:48 am

      Its not just the BEST site; its the ONLY site! Thank you! :)

    11. Rob on July 5th, 2007 1:09 am

      Tom – I wish you the best in whatever you do and where ever your heart takes you. Know that you made a difference.

      I respect your decision and the contributions you have made.

    12. Sleuth on July 5th, 2007 1:45 am

      Tom, thank you, thank you, thank you. Your endless hours, dedication, and wit will be missed. I wish you the very best in the future.

    13. Sparks on July 5th, 2007 2:08 am

      Thanks Tom,

      Good luck and God Speed in whatever you do. Thank you for being a part of Scared Monkeys. It has made a difference.

    14. Rooscrew on July 5th, 2007 2:13 am

      Tom, Thank-you for all your hard work and the long hours you have put into SM over the last couple of years. You will truly be missed. Wishing for you and your family the best in whatever life has in store that comes your way.

    15. Carpe Noctem on July 5th, 2007 3:21 am

      Best wishes to ya, Tom!

    16. downloadingdaddy on July 5th, 2007 4:12 am

      Thanks tom.

      You have been a part of one of the best sites on the internet!
      Thanks for all that you have done, Hope you have a great life!

    17. Robert on July 5th, 2007 4:49 am

      Haven’t been around here for such a long time but still…

      From The Netherlands as well…

      Great you cobuild this site to what it is today…
      (It’s a lot more than just some kilo-, mega-, giga- or even terabites of info…)

      Best of luck for the future!!!

    18. Richard on July 5th, 2007 5:41 am

      Nothing in life is permanent, but your creation here speaks for you. Best wishes.

    19. GreatOwl on July 5th, 2007 7:31 am

      It has been our honor. Good luck to you in what ever paths you choose in life.

    20. Jerry from Ohio on July 5th, 2007 7:56 am

      Thank you Tom same sentiments as the others and remember that you were a part of the start .
      Jerry from Ohio

    21. joe bear on July 5th, 2007 8:08 am

      we will miss you.I wish Michigan well,since I heard you like them.Good luck.

    22. Jean on July 5th, 2007 8:25 am

      An artist told me once that the hardest part is to stop when it is finished.

      Moving on goes like this: The old group says “There he goes.” The new group says, “Here he comes.” Life’s like that.

    23. sharon on July 5th, 2007 8:57 am

      Thank you Tom.

      You have been appreciated — and you will be missed.

      But you will always be a part of what made this site so special.

      Best wishes.

    24. Mere on July 5th, 2007 9:07 am

      Tom…thank you for starting and supporting this
      site…best wishes in all you do in the future.

    25. Stranger on July 5th, 2007 9:17 am

      Alas, we hardly knew ye…..

    26. bc on July 5th, 2007 9:24 am

      Thank you Tom, best wishes for a wonderful future!

    27. buster on July 5th, 2007 9:28 am

      Good Luck and God Bless.

    28. Miss-Underestimated on July 5th, 2007 9:42 am


      Great work here and I know in the future at what you decide. Change is part of growth.


    29. JusticeforNatalee on July 5th, 2007 10:11 am


      Thanks for all your hard work!

    30. 2NJSons_Mom on July 5th, 2007 10:21 am


      Thank you and good luck in whatever you do.

      Hope this doesn’t mean the archives in the old server are riding off in the sunset with you….

      My best to you and your family.

    31. Pearl on July 5th, 2007 10:58 am

      Best wishes, Tom!

    32. Vicki on July 5th, 2007 11:37 am

      Best Wishes Tom in all you do. Thank you for everything and especially for Natalee and all you did for her.

    33. whytegirl on July 5th, 2007 12:20 pm


      Many blessings and I understand how hectic things can be these days. From a nerdy-techie to another, nice chatting with you, and I bid you farewell.

    34. MuffyBee on July 5th, 2007 3:55 pm

      Thank you Tom and I wish you all the best!

    35. glad2bAmerican on July 5th, 2007 6:31 pm

      Thank you Tom for Scared Monkeys
      You will be missed.
      Good luck on your new adventures.

    36. judy w. on July 5th, 2007 11:02 pm

      Your contribution to Scared Monkeys has been awesome. Thank you for all you did to help make this site so special to all of us. Best wishes in the future, wherever God leads you.
      Judy Westmoreland

    37. crazymom on July 5th, 2007 11:26 pm

      Thanks, Tom, for starting SM. Sometimes you never know what direction something as a blog might follow. This blog turned into a fantastic place for Missing people. You have helped to make a difference in many lives. I bid you farewell and make sure you stop in to say hi when you think of us. We are still your family even if you are not here on a daily basis. Best of Luck to you! It has been a great ride!


    38. Brie on July 6th, 2007 12:51 am

      Wishing you the very best. Good Luck with your new adventures.

    39. Para2legal on July 6th, 2007 8:47 am

      What a wonderful legacy…you helped create a website that tries to right the wrong and is a voice for victims rights. Awesome. Thank you so much. Best of luck.

    40. oldart on July 6th, 2007 6:47 pm

      Wishing all the best in your new adventures…
      And we know you will be for short visits..
      Thank You


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