A bunch of folks have sent me interesting emails that I ought to respond to.
It's a bit disconcerting that no matter how good of a conversation ensues after one of my postings it fades out in a couple of days. Something about the blog medium kills the momentum of conversations. I'd be interested in some ideas as to how a blog-like article could kick off a conversation that could keep going for a while, sometimes in the absence of the original author.
Anyway, thanks all for some amazing interactions on and off line to date. I'll be catching up soon.