Its impossible for me to reply to all the heartfelt email I've received, but its been overwhelming.
It's nice to realize the connections from decades past still exist. I've missed my out-of-town friends more than they realize. Neal Shadoff called from Albuquerque and he, too puts so much into work that the rest of life suffers.
I will work through the emails and reply directly, although not quickly; I'm sincerely interested in catching up with friends and visiting (not just flying back and forth to conferences).