I find it my duty to publicly say that Dan and I have been in touch via pm. As it was he who publicly offered a hand of friendship I can only say that with honour and respect I accept.
May our communications with each other be better in the future.
WOW! - you got a private email form Dan - congratulations! that is a rare cosmic occurrence
(ps: a private joke folks to Dan - nothing to do with Graham - don't read anything into it