Hey. Without digging too deep into the threads yet, this looks like a good bunch of forums. I thought I'd introduce myself, I'm Patty, PhD geneticist, American (liberal democrat), ....ummmm.... home with small kids for a few years, too much time on my hands so I websurf for a couple hours each day. (It's either that or clean.) Enjoy intelligent conversation - because our kids aren't quite there yet and the teletubbies are slowly liquefying my brains. I'll have a look around - but I assume there are real personalities established here and I thought I'd ask for a heads up on that if any of you feel so inclined?