I  am shortly posting the first in  a series of occasional newsletters  in which I will bring you up to date with various projects and activities on which I am engaged, spliced, or is it spiced, with some topical comments and ad hoc observations. I will continue to  post more substantial blogs from time to time as in the past.  We have set up a system which enables you to subscribe to these postings and be automatically notified when they appear on the website.  In the meantime have a good Summer!