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Columbophile blog: important notice

Dear friends, I’m afraid it has been a tough time for all at Columbophile HQ and the blog will remain on the backburner for the foreseeable future.

My young daughter is ill in hospital and is likely to be for some time. As you can perhaps imagine, I’m in no current state to be penning light-hearted Columbo material, so will be placing things on hold here until we have a clearer picture of what the coming months will look like.

It is my intention to return to the blog as soon as is feasible (the Murder Can Be Hazardous to Your Health review is 90% complete but I haven’t the heart to finish it), although I cannot say when that will be.

If you can spare some kindly thoughts for my daughter, that would be much appreciated. She’s a little dear, and something of a Columbo fan herself. I’m sure she’d be pleased to know fellow fans the world over are rooting for her!

Thanks for your patience during these difficult times, and I hope it won’t be too long before I’m back in the thick of things. In the meantime, if you do notice any mean-spirited comments on the site from folk wanting to know why such and such review/article hasn’t been published yet, please do alert them to these unforeseen circumstances. I am slightly active on my social media channels at present, but that’s about all I can muster for now.

Several readers have also emailed me recently with queries and articles. Sorry to have not got back to you yet. I will endeavour to do so as soon as I am able.

My best wishes to you all until we virtually meet again.

Well wishes will be much appreciated
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201 thoughts on “Columbophile blog: important notice

  1. H i may not be colymbophiles favorite customer right now and i never mwant to be rude or ignorant.
    abot delayed reviews but famuly always comes first bu stlt while we are waiting on 5usa
    Heres a belting line up for sunday
    9 am swan song
    11 try and catch me
    1223 the most dangerous match
    200a case of immunity
    3,30 topubled waters
    5,35 its all inthe game
    7-30 its all in the game
    Death lends a hand
    Etude in black
    Thsts a very good line iup fpr any one whos got 5 usa i will comment further but i hope thers no bad blod between me and cp

    • Steve, I will presume to “Reply” on CP’s behalf and say that it takes a big man to admit when he’s wrong and apologise.

  2. We all wish your daughter a speedy recovery! Don’t forget to look after yourself as well! Best wishes from Sweden!

  3. I am so sorry you to hear of your daughter’s illness. Sending prayers for her recovery and for all the support you and your family need during this time. Your site has been a life saver during the pandemic – you pour so much of yourself into every article – thank you.

  4. I can only echo the heartfelt messages already posted . Firstly, my deepest wishes for your daughter’s full recovery. She has every chance, with today’s tech and doctors/ nurses.
    Secondly; thanks for entertaining us for the last year in particular. Always looked forward to the new ones . Good luck, Columbophile👍

  5. All our love, thoughts & best wishes to your daughter and the family through this difficult time, we hope she gets all better very soon!! Sending love from your fellow Columbo fans in Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇬🇧 ❤️❤️❤️

  6. Sorry to hear of your family’s misfortune! We are sure that you will deploy Columbo-like heart and tenacity as you face this situation. Much as we enjoy the blog, we do not want to be a distraction or any sort of obligation as you & your daughter focus on important stuff. Sending positive vibes from another Minnesota fan!

  7. So sorry yo hear. Sending well wishes from Minnesota to you, your daughter and your family.

  8. My husband and I will be praying for your daughter in this very difficult time. May you find comfort in knowing that we agree with your decision and will be looking forward to your return.
    Isabel and Frank Bendel

  9. Very best wishes to your daughter, and high hopes for a speedy and complete recovery. Our hearts and our prayers are with you and your daughter and your entire family. Take care.

  10. Sending love, hugs and the utmost positivity to you and your family during this difficult time. May the Lord watch over your sweet daughter and heal and protect her. May all of the wonderful positive energy you have shared with us be returned to your daughter today and always.

  11. Take all the time you need to be with your daughter and family. She is way more important. Don’t forget to take care of you, too. Daily prayers for your sweet little girl, for you and your family.

  12. I am so sorry to hear this. Of course your heart and mind must be with your daughter at this time. Sending prayers for her health and recovery.

  13. I’m so sorry to hear that your daughter is sick. Taking care of your family is always first priority. There’s no need to apologize to us. Take all the time you need. You and your family are in my thoughts.

  14. I’m so sorry to hear of your daughter’s illness. Sending warm wishes to you both along with hope for her speedy and full recovery.

  15. So sorry to hear of your daughter’s health challenges. Our heartfelt prayers for her, you, and your family, with hope for a quick and full recovery. Oh, and just one more thing. We all greatly appreciate the time and effort that you invest in making our lives richer and brighter. Thank you, and godspeed to you and your little girl.

  16. I am so sorry to hear about your daughter. I have a daughter and it must be so difficult to go through this.

    You have made me laugh and given me so much hope while I was struggling with my separation and divorce. Watching Columbo episodes and reading your great posts have lifting my spirits so many times!

    I will pray for you and your family,


  17. I really hope your daughter gets well soon. Your blog has interested so many and has brought so many like-minded people together. Please forget about us all so you can concentrate on what matters! All the very best to you all.

  18. Take as much time as you need and look after your family, they are the most important people.

    “Just one more thing…” look after yourself and keep safe.

  19. Dear Columbophile, at the time of writing, some 120 people have already expressed their support, prayers and best wishes to you, on this blog alone. I can only hope that you can take some comfort from this and add my thoughts and very best wishes to you and your family. Or, in the words of John Bratton:

    If knowing that someone really cares
    Helps healing along its way
    Then I hope you now feel better
    And keep improving, day by day

    Take care!


  20. Hi CP. I’m sorry to hear about your daughter. I’m sure that we all wish her a speedy recovery. Don’t worry about us, we’ll continue to talk amongst ourselves, arguing the finer points of this episode ot that in minute detail.

  21. Sending prayers and well wishes for a total recovery for your daughter. Columbo fans can surely wait for things to be better for you and your family.

  22. Dear Columbophile,
    My heartfelt best wishes go out to your young daughter. I know how it is with the deep bond to our children and I can only send good thoughts and prayers for her healing and recovery.
    I’ll miss your regular Blog and all the comments and trust we’ll see you back here again when things are brighter and better and your mind happier. Best wishes to your daughter from me
    PS: That photo of Columbo at dusk overlooking LA is so forlorn.

  23. Best of luck to your little one! You most certainly have got your priorities in the right order. Looking forward to when you come back with good news about her. ❤️

  24. I’m sorry to hear that you don’t feel well little one. Your Dad’s work here on this website has brought a lot of comfort to many people during a challenging time. Our family, and I’m sure this whole Columbo-fan community, will be thinking good thoughts for you and hoping that you are home again soon.

  25. As a parent, I know that when your child hurts, you hurt. My heart goes out to you and your family. Spend all the time you need helping your child heal. Colombo has been around a long time, he’ll keep.

  26. Terribly sorry to hear about your daughter. I can only hope things will take a turn for the better. Until then the Lieutenant can wait.

  27. We are sending you and your daughter our best wishes and hope that it will not be long before you will be together at home.
    During this last trying year, one of our greatest sources of joy has been working our way through the Columbo oeuvre with you as our guide. Your posts have always been thoughtful and delivered with humor and style. We will patiently await your future posts when the circumstances allow.

  28. Praying for your daughter and family. Rough time on our end with health issues also. Seeing the light at the end of the tunnel now. Praying the same for you.

  29. All best wishes to your daughter, and to you for the love and strength to be there for her and for yourself in this trying time.

  30. I am terribly sorry to learn of your daughter’s illness. Please know that I, along with all your readers, send your family prayers and positive hopes that she will recover and once again be healthy with happiness in her future. After each episode of Columbo that airs I look forward to reading your recap and review, many times over. Your humor is so greatly appreciated. Take care.

  31. I’m so sorry to hear this. We are pulling for you and your daughter and will miss you, but take your time…we will be here and are here for you ❤️

    Thank you for helping me get through the pandemic, by the way. Your posts are always so fun and I think I’ve seen all of the episodes now thanks to you. It’s been a fun diversion.


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