Michael Gilmer - Member of the Meteoritical Society & Collector of Falling Stars.
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Quote:Hi Folks,I've been away from Cloudy Nights for a while, mainly because my personal life has been very busy and there have been too many distractions for me to fully participate online in all the venues I frequent. I have had to limit my time to those places that are critical to my livelihood of selling meteorites and other stuff like amber and minerals. Facebook, Twitter, and a few other sites have monopolized what time I do have to spend online. And truth be told, I did have a falling out of sorts with the powers that be here on CN. So the two factors combined and that resulted in a long-term hiatus from CN. Also, my participation in amateur astronomy, stargazing, and gearhead-ism has dwindled to almost zero and that played a role in my absence here as well.So, just in case anyone was curious about why I was gone, there you have it. Meteorites still dominate my time and this Space Rocks forum is populated by some very good and knowledgeable people, and I found it impossible to stay away completely. I've still been lurking around here from time to time, peeking in on the discussions and keeping up with things. And lately I have found myself missing some of you guys and gals, so I decided to make an effort to spend a little more time here and become more active again.So I hope to contribute some useful things into the discussions here and perhaps rebuild a couple of the bridges I burned when I left. I've been a member here since 2005 and Cloudy Nights played an integral role in my enjoyment of amateur astronomy and it also was responsible (in part) for my discovery of meteorites. So CN will always be a "Hotel California" of sorts for me.Ok, I'm outta here for now. I just wanted to drop in and post something and say Hello once again. Best regards and clear dark skies,MikeG
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