Please excuse me if I write slowly. It has not been possible to secure a keyboard with my accustomed steep slope and round key caps. My experience with instant communication is limited and I emphatically do not understand all the protocols. Were it not for the recent visit of President and Mrs. Obama I doubt we might have gotten beyond dial-up internet in this small town. Though I have lived and worked here since marrying a local lady those many years ago I still feel somewhat an outsider in private life and especially here. Visiting friends, we get a lot of those in summer, have goaded me into experimenting with this place and are pressuring me to try Facebook but that feels a bit beyond my tastes just yet. Thank you for listening to a doddering old fool as he plays with his new toy.