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Coming back:

Just a brief note to any readers I might have left…..I have made what looks like a complete recovery from the cancer I’ve been fighting for some time now.

Over the next few days I will start posting again and try to revive this website; I look forward to my ongoing dialogue with my critics as well as my supporters. More soon……..

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