Well—*blush*—thanks to everyone for their very kind thoughts. And congratulations to Lucas, who I’m sure will do a great job.
But I’m not dying, I’ll still be around, and still hope to keep producing titles of my own for Standard Ebooks (including one day completing Boswell’s Life of Samuel Johnson LLD!), albeit at a slower rate.
My particular thanks to Alex, whose establishment and continued guidance of the Standard Ebooks project are truly an inspiration, and who has guided many of us from our first fumbling efforts (you should have seen the things I got wrong with my first SE production!) to being fully-fledged producers and even members of the editorial team.
I’ve learned a huge amount from being part of the project, and grown to consider you all to be my friends.
Three cheers for Standard Ebooks, and long may it reign!