humble and embarrassed bows to you, and many thanks.
Folks out there, it was really great to meet someone face to face (or in this case, hand to wrist) on the mat and off. Mel introduced himself as someone who was on AikiWeb, and my first response was to go beet-red, wondering if there was anything that I had written that would have made me look foolish. But he was so kind and friendly, that thought soon vanished. If all the folks out here in cyber-world are that friendly, then we are truly lucky to have such a forum to meet, and a great ice-breaker for when we actually meet face to face.
I encourage anyone who can to go to the seminar Mel posted, as it will most likely be a great experience (I know both Mehter Sensei and Hardesty Sensei, and they are both terrific).
Rachel (still red in the face)