Thank you Steph for your remarks, as a freethinker in a state dominated by a righr-wing political order, as you are in Texas, it is nice to feel connected with someone outside of our local state boundries. I viewed your pics and they conveyed a store about you -- which in a lot of ways we share: Star Trek,cycling, I am a year round rider in my neck of the woods and, of course, Spock and rational thinking, logical and evidenced based reasoning. I,too, love cats but was recently informed by my allergist that they effect my health in ways that leaves me sad. And finally, Christopher Hichens, whom I posted my own modest tribute to, I am sure that you too, felt he was a personal friend, through his book as I did. I wish you a Happy New Year where reason prevails and superstition, deities and delusion disappears.