I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you readers, writers and contributors who have made this endeavor so worthwhile. I read all of the comments and letters you send and much appreciate them.

Also, I am so much better off for the friends I have made through this blog.

Most of all, I want to express my appreciation to Darryl Mitteldorf of Malecare (malecare.com), who invited me to express my opinions here in the first place.

I wish you all the very best for the coming year. With any luck, prosperity will really be just around the corner.

Your “postess”,


[The photo is of us on a cruise on the Baltic Sea in ’02. Had to choose an old pic because sorry to say, we both look like heck now!]