About a year and a half ago, a good friend of mine disappeared.
I didn't know him personally - and he certainly didn't know me - but soon after he burst onto the scene in 2009, he came to occupy a certain place in my professional life. His various overzealous bloviations providing me fodder for countless column inches and hours of monologue.
But as I said, sometime over the last two years, he disappeared. And I've missed him since.