OK, OK. I'm back. Mild applause will suffice. Some words of explanantion, a request and another few words of explanantion. WHY I LEFT - bad life stuff, mostly. In October of 2002 my mom was diagnosed with Stage IIIb lung cancer. It was inoperable, but she responded fairly well to the first round of chemo. But not to the second. So spending time typing to a bunch of strangers online did not seem to be the best use of my time. We did get to spend some good time together, and then some not so good time. She died this past September. WHY I DONE WHAT I DONE - remember there were more than a few contentious exchanges with a couple of posters that were still on the board. I was not going to walk off and leave something I said in a position of some challenge to it being made that I wasn't in a position to respond to. Maybe you would have done something different, maybe not. It was what I did and I don't want to spend any time defending my position or arguing with you. If you don't like THAT, may I politely suggest you go f**k yourself. If you have a position that you want to discuss, here I am. Let's talk about now, not then. PETER DALLA - yeah OK. I was surfing the site, but not posting, just to check in from time to time. But then PAWLIE hadda go and make some changes and it looked like I couldn't invisibly surf, so I went and created an "alter ego". And then I was checking in a little more and a little more and then I posted a couple of inconsequential things and the BAM the next thing you know there was a substantive exchange. I guess some of you had been paying attention, cause you picked up on how much Peter's solos sounded like mine. But I meant no harm, didn't do any self promotion any of that crap. And here I am, full disclosure. OK? anyway, I'm back. whatever.