Indeed, “the report of my death was an exaggeration”.  (If you are going to use the Twain quotation, get it right, for cryin’ out loud !  See “The New York Journal” of June 2, 1897.)  As for the atoms, their pre-existence and quasi-permanence leave me …cold; it’s the way they are assembled that matters.  I always rather liked the way mine are.

This is not the first time you all thought I was sounding off my Last Post (q.v. infra, August 3, 2013, 4th page).  I just thought I should suggest that we look Death in the face and then get on with our Life.  One day I will in fact type my last entry for this Blog.  I may even die midsentence.  I just hope I have time to push the “Publish” key.  It would be a pity if