|Linz, thanks for such a glowing tribute. The times we've spent together|
will forever remain in the most special of the most special category .
Nobody in this country better understands the mentality that gives rise
to the drooling beast. I've watched you fight it with a relentlessness and
a fury that have been magnificent, and will continue to be so. If it weren't
for the family, I can honestly say, I'd stay here and devote more of my
time to helping you decapitate the beast -- and then repeat the exercise
as soon as its grotesque head reappeared.
To Derek, David, Marcus and Michael, thank you sincerely for your posts.
Your kind words are much appreciated.
To Katdaddy, thanks for the suggestion to move to Florida. I lived in St
Petersburg for a number of years, and loved it. But this time around, I'm
going to settle in Southern Cal, with Orange County and San Diego
being my top choices. I love it there.
To Lance, thank you for the suggestion to move to Austin...and for the
offer to teach the kids guitar. All three of them are heavily involved in music,
with Nathan (11) and Geneva (7) playing the violin, and Rochelle (9)
playing the cello. All three also play piano as their secondary instrument.
But I'll tell you what, if I make it to Austin in my travels, I'll be sure to look
you up. The kids'd love to get together for a session with you.
To PC, if you read this, just wanted to thank you for your fantastic support
over the years. Like Linz, you've been unwavering in your superhuman
efforts to beat the bastards back. I wish you many continued victories.