The past few days have been kind of a whirlwind on the SE network. I'm not sure there's a brief summary of events anywhere, but this meta post provides the best I've seen yet. The tl;dr version is that StackExchange summarily fired a moderator for a very questionable reason in a very public and disrespectful manner, and then responded to the fairly enormous backlash with a pithy non-apology. There have been quite a large number of mods who have resigned, taken leaves of absences, or written public responses condemning the actions of SE, including a very well-written one by StrongBad elsewhere on this site.
With all that as background, I'm going to be taking a leave of absence as a response to these events. I hope that SE reconsiders its actions and thinks very carefully about the behaviors they hope to encourage in their communities.
Note: I returned to active status on 11/26 as described in this follow-up post.