Mike, @dropzone has been AWOL

I found out, today,why.
I usually chat or email with him every day. I was missing him for several days.
And worried. Cause that’s what I do. I worry and fret.

I have many numbers and addy’s for him. He was answering none of them.

I finally went into my email archive and found his daughters email. I sent her an email.
She didn’t respond but her roommate did.
They’ve had a death in the family and she’s facing some tough times.

Her roommate told me @dropzone was moved to a hospital. He’s on a ventilator and has pneumonia.

I’m very concerned for this family.
Could you guys spend a couple minutes to send virtual hugs and prayers? Or, meditate, tip your hat, or have a drink on Mikey and his girls.

Thank you in advance.


Ohhh, my. Sending lots of positive energy his way.

I will send my best hopes for a full recovery and warm wishes to the family who are probably semi-out of their minds with all of this. And a spare hug for Beck as well. Since dropzone did much the same for the board when Beck was a wreck ( --forced smile-- ) may the outcome come out as well as it did in the past.

– knocks on wood, other back-luck aversion techniques employed –


Thanks for letting us know. This is sad news. I’m glad the family shared the information. My best wishes to @dropzone and his family in a challenging, uncertain time.

Crossing my fingers for Mike. I hadn’t planned to drink tonight, but I think I’ll have a drink to him instead. Feel Better Mike.

All of the above!

Thanks for your detective skills, Beck. Keep us posted.

Sorry to hear about this, my best wishes.

Oh, dear. Thanks for letting us know.

I hope he recovers completely and soon. He’s a good 'un.

I’m sorry to hear he’s struggling. I’ll send good vibes his direction and yours, Beck.

He’s NEEDED here at Straight Dope!

Thoughts, prayers, well-wishes, and I’ll look around and see if I have any good luck lurking with the dustbunnies under the furniture!

Feel better soon, @dropzone !


Get better soon!

Get well soon, dropzone! Tell him we all said hey, Beck.

Oh, no! I hope he has a full recovery.

That’s awful. Also hoping for a full and quick recovery.

Thanks for hunting up the information and letting us know, Beck.

Yes, this. Send him our best wishes

Sorry to hear it. Please send my best wishes.

I’m a continuous wreck.
And, yes he’s been a great friend to me.
You might remember he actually saved my life once and nearly a second time.

No new news yet. As soon as I hear anything I’ll post it.

Can’t say it better than this so I’ll just quote it.

thank you for updating everyone.

I hope you get some good news soon.