Thanks, all, for the good wishes.
Hi Big. You know about Lays Chips. You can't just eat one. Well, if I got to the BBB, I would be gulping it.
Hi BigJon. You are right except for the "synchronized". I have to advance the slides manually. Hence my desire to convert to DVD. The topics deal with art and music in combination, plus a few narrated programs. One of them is a 2-part Sibelius biography, my "magnum opus".
Hi OT. It's not only my addiction to the BBB, but my addiction to BB (Bush Bashing) that I'm giving up. Lord, give me strength.
Hi TM. I'll miss you guys, too.
Hi Shap. Surely not all my contributions. I'm hoping the "surge" does some good, but I fear it can not be permanent. If it's long enough to get our troops out, I'll consider it "success".
Hi Barfle. I'm afraid I'm computer illiterate, which is why I need to drive an hour to see my son. So far, I've been going once a week. Maybe some day I will be able to put something up on the BBB.
Hi Ray. I'll miss your contributions, and would be happy to do a Phil Goulding thread sometime.
Hi Jamie. I'm only putting a dent in my addiction, not a break. Going cold turkey is temporary.
Hi Nav. I would never have forgiven my oversight if you had missed it. I used the debate section because it's where I post most.
Hi Selma. I've been working on the first program for a month now. It may be finished next week. Others should not take so long, but there are about 20 in all. I'll miss your wit and creative icons.
Hi Piq. I'll be back sometime in April, not necessarily as late as the 30th. Meanwhile, take care of the tenor. He looks great in his Boris peasant costume.
See you all in the spring.