Quote Originally Posted by jdef
Michael,... I've found that peo ple who are passionate about a subject, or consider themselves experts in a given subject, often fall into the practice of speaking in absolutes, as if it adds weight to their argument, or validates their expertise, but I take it as a sign of desperation and insecurity, that attempts to silence dissenting opinion by sheer will. Perhaps in person you have such a commanding and authoritative persona that these pronouncements go unchallenged, but it doesn't translate into print.

jdef,

I am not moderating here, nor do I wish to.
I. for one did NOT read anything into Michael's message other than the expression of an opinion.

Lighten up a bit ... please?