Good post T-Bone.
Its a little easier (but still difficult) to check the ego at the door when there's actually a door to enter. With the internet its always there so, before you know it, you can find yourself getting into it with people over things that aren't really that significant. I think we all do it to some extent.
Hope everything is ok with you. I noticed that you indicated your trip to VIR was delayed due to personal issues. I sincerely hope it is nothing of a serious nature and that you are well.
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