15 Jun 2009
John M. J.
Well done, Richard. A loud huzzah (no, please Mary, don't!)from me! As I, too, and a few others here, stare into the seeming abyss of the third age it is good to see a trailblazer such as you defy the the preconceptions about the older age and publish a major work. I look forward to reading it.
Good grief, man, 85! That's no age at all! You're just getting into your stride. What's your next book about and when can we youngsters expect to see it?
Since when did age preclude reasoning, research, wisdom and thought? I, for one, look forward to hearing a lot more from you in the years to come. Phwaw, 85! I don't rate that - I envy your age, mark you, because you're allowed to take more holidays than I am, but that doesn't let you off the hook. Growing older doesn't mean that one can get sloppy - you, obviously, don't - instead it means, as I presume not having read your work yet, that one has to be more rigorous and definitive in ones analyses. I'm sure that you have been.
I look forward to reading this, your latest title.
Nonetheless - congratulations on finishing your opus and getting it published. Let us know when it's in print so that we can all buy a copy.
16 Jun 2009
85? i am in awe. Well done to you, sir, and many more years of writing ahead of you.
Good luck with the book and your next project.