Thanks, Mary, glad to be your friend. I'm flattered that you are intrigued by my books. If you want to pursue further, I've got excerpts up on my home site at http://www.cleasimon.com so you can try before you buy, so to speak.
I think that as long as we're very careful... (as careful as one can be), it can be good to make acquaintences with people from other parts of the world. Having said that, on the BTZ we're familiar with a high number of people already, from other countries.
But I still think it's fun to get to know some 'new' people.
Bye for now.