To all: This may sound odd, but -- I've been thinking to spend a couple of weeks in the U.S. between Xmas and New Year, visiting at random some regulars of the TSE list. Maybe this will give me a whole new perspective of you gentle people I had grown so fond of during all these years of highbrow internet banter. Is anybody home then and ready to meet me? Gunnar "Is anybody there?" said the traveler, Knocking on the moonlit door; And his horse in the silence chomped the grasses Of the forest's ferny floor.