Dear M. Helsdon,
I would like to take a moment to say that I have greatly enjoyed your input on this thread [and elsewhere], both technically and otherwise. I admire your breadth of real knowledge, apparent intellectual discipline, and clarity of focus, and, despite some opinions to the contrary, what I see as your very level-headed, and measured responses. I find it sad that certain participants couldn't see your responses as dispassionate and [attempting-to-be] helpful. I do not blame you in the least for the small bit of latitude you've taken in certain responses, everyone does have there limits.
I have not participated much in any of the actual content of the thread, mostly because I've had nothing concrete to share. I have on more than one occasion wondered why you stick around and continue to contribute, as you're not playing in the same league as some of the other posters.
Whatever, I doubt that you need validation, you seem pretty well integrated, but I thought I'd throw it out there anyways.
I doubt that I will be around much after this. In Marilyn's other thread, you addressed the central subject of reality vs fiction. Too many other posters in this Forum do not (or are unwilling to) grasp and embrace this basic core concept, and I find it increasingly difficult to stomach where some of the discussions go.
Nice knowing you,
Edit: Ron, I would say to you: "lighten up, and don't take everyone and everything so seriously", but I can't. Perhaps some of the other posters in this forum might wish to consider such an adjustment.
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