I, too, am guilty of failing to express often enough how much Mike's advice, both on and off line, has really mattered to everyone, me included. As I recall, we had a "witching week" here a month or so ago where, inexplicably, everyone got crabby and antagonistic all at once, including, I recall, in response to some of Mike's posts. I don't blame Mike for taking some time off in response, if that's indeed the case, I would add only that at times we're all wagons loaded with clay but the positive side is that clay can be remolded.
When we Go to Heaven, will Jer ask whether we were the perfect Jerry ... or whether we were the perfect us?
What does Jerry tone mean to you? Copying Jerry slavishly? Honoring Jer's music no particular way but our own?
We're each of us unique. And also the same. Can we open our hearts and minds to both?