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Personal announcement: PayPal is a pain in the rear…

Sorry to interrupt the flow of news with my personal headaches, but I just found out that PayPal had blocked donations because they wanted more information about me.  I just got off the phone with them and they assured me that the account is now fully restored.  Why they could not contact me *before* blocking donations they could not explain in any other way than “we are so sorry” (sigh,

Okay! Okay! I yield :-)

Dear friends,You guys are amazing, that is all I can say…. It is 0915 and already 53 replies telling me to go ahead.  Okay, I yield.  I will set up a contributions/donations system.  All I can say is that I am immensely touched and immensely grateful.One small comment and then we will go back to the more important issues: some have suggested that I put ads on the blog.  Guys,

Short follow up on the recent personal announcement

Dear friends,I just wanted to let you know that I have been reading your replies to my personal announcement with amazement and a deepest sense of gratitude.  I shall post a substantive reply to what you have written as soon as I find a minute to do so, but right now the situation in the Ukraine is far more important, so that is why I will focus on in priority. 

Important personal announcement about this blog

Dear friends, I have decided to take a short break for the torrent of news about the Ukraine to share with you an important development in the life of this blog: two days ago, last Thursday, the number of daily visitors to this blog has passed 10’000 to peak at an amazing 11’538 visitors!  Now, some of them are webcrawlers, search engines, double visitors and my own, but the 10’000

Personal announcement – I will try to take a few days off

Dear friends,I am frankly exhausted by the last few days in which I have used all my (so-called) “free time” to parse through the immense stream of often contradictory information coming out of the Ukraine while trying to make sense of it all.  I really would need a few days to take care of personal and family issues which I have neglected.  So for the next couple of days, and

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