Monday, 21 June 2010

The Last Post

An irony in the title that isn't lost on me.

I won't be blogging or Tweeting as CSR anymore... I'll continue writing - I've got a book inside my head I think some folk might like to read.

I need to spend more than my money fighting to see my Son, I need to spend my time. Every last spare minute of it. I've enjoyed writing this blog, although it has at times been painful.

I have no wish to rant online and offend people - or give them a view of me that is tainted by my anger, so I'm calling it a day.

For those that have stopped by 'Thank You' even if so few of you left any comments! Just for the record... My name ain't CSR. It's Ray.. and I carried a rifle once. Take care all. CSR

 Cold Steel Rain


  1. Take care, all the best - and hope things get worked out with your son.

  2. You'll be missed, but family comes first. ALWAYS.

    Take care, and pick up the keyboard again when you are able. We will be here.

  3. All the best ... your blog was often tough reading, but beautifully written.

    Good luck!

  4. Take care fella. You know where I am if / when you need to take a load off.

  5. I concur with The Clown, Ray.

    It was tough to read at times. And you are quite right. There IS a book in your head. You write beautifully so a book must be the way to go.

    And who knows? It may well be cathartic. A therapy in itself.

    Let me know when it hits the shelves.

    And good luck with your son.

    Stay well,


  6. I'm sorry to see you go, Ray - I sent you an email a while ago, if you remember, though I can't really see why you should.

    Anyway, thanks for your blog - I wish you happiness, success and, above all, peace in whatever you decide to do.

    Good luck and God bless and keep you and those dear to your

  7. I'd like to echo all of the above comments.

    I always enjoyed reading your words and as the others have said...they were well written.

    I wish you the best of luck and joy in all your forthcoming ventures.

  8. I came late to this blog which is a shame, your writing was always first class if somewhat disturbing at times.

    Good luck in the future, as Julia said, family always comes first.

  9. Well Ray, with you having seen your fair share of every emotion imaginable (and unimaginable), I honestly hope that you get to spend a good amount of peaceful time with your son in the very near future, and way beyond. As others have said, family always comes first.

    You've got my email address, and I fully expect advance notification of when your book's about to hit the shelves ;-)

    Take care, mate. And thanks for posting some of your deepest thoughts over at mine.

  10. Best of luck Ray, to you and your son. He's a lucky kid to have a father so determined to fight for him.
    I also want advance notification when your book comes out. BendyGirl Xx

  11. Your writings have offered a rare insight, that all too often left me unable to respond because the right words wouldn't come.

    Your experiences do deserve a wider audience, so keep writing and we'll buy your book.

    Take care Ray, and good luck.

  12. I will keep your blog in my reader so I expect you to put up a post when you have finished the book. I would very much like to read your book.So you send me a copy of your book and I will send you a dragon egg. Good luck with your son and with your life.
    Cheers Kim

  13. Good luck. Your posts were a must read, although they frequently managed to throw grit in one's eyes.

  14. What can I say that hasn't been said already.

    I hope everything turns out ok for you Ray.

    Good Luck to you Ray.

  15. During my as yet short experience of Twitter,your
    contribution has been second to none.To be followed by you was flattering(no joke)which I saw as a 'coming of age'& an acceptance by an admired contributor.I wish you all the very best & very much look forward to your next sortie.Richard.

  16. Auch Ray, sorry to hear your decision but I respect it of course. I concur with the others.

    Take good care of yourself and do return now and again if you can.

    Good luck. x

  17. Haste ye back, Ray.

    You know where to find me, if I can be any help. And my name's not Marvo either :)

    Good luck mate. You'll win, or die trying.

    We need more heroes.

  18. carolynawebster22 June 2010 at 16:08

    Good Luck Ray, thank you for your tweets. I look forward to your book. I wish you well in all you set out to achieve. Take Care of yourself.

  19. I'll miss this blog. Always excellent writing,it gave me a lot of food for thought. Not least about how we treat our servicemen. Best of luck for the future. I will look forward to your return.

  20. Good luck in your future endeavours. Pity to see you leave the blogosphere. I've been where you've been. Believe me, talking about it actually helps.

  21. Ray,

    good luck with the future. Its a shame that you can't fit in the blog as well. But family first, always.

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