Hi all,

As it transpired, some of you feel concerned and sometimes surprised by my angry tone and grumpy nature. It is true that I sometimes go over the top, choosing to speak very little, writing a few posts and getting my point accross too bluntly. If you know me, and quite a few people here have practiced on line and in the flesh with the beast, then you know that I am a very kind and peaceful person, full of passion at times, and they will tell you that there is no reason to fear my presence. quite the opposite, actually.

I will make a special effort to improve my written communication skills and you can, without a shadow of a doubt, trust this coming retreat in Washington to be relaxed, warm and not threatening at all.

Please, feel free to write to me privately if you have any question.