I won't disappear for another year.
In response to your queries -
1. Well, I came out of left field, didn't I? :P Thanks for the enthusiastic welcome back, Lakeville, hehe
2. Knowing me, I probably should have been, hehe. I like to think of it as a self-exile. And thanks, Hans
3. Well, hello to you too, willwren :P
4. I noticed, hehe
But, hey, at least you have a sense of humor about it, hehe
“Do not try to live forever. You will not succeed.” George Bernard Shaw once said.
Obviously, they hadn't invented Civics yet...
*Resident 'Rip Van Winkle' of the Bonneville Club*
"I want to know God'* thoughts; the rest are details." - Albert Einstein
"Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts" - Sign hanging in Einstein'* office at Princeton