Bio: James Robison has published many stories in The New Yorker, won a Whiting Grant for his short fiction and a Rosenthal Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters for his first novel, The Illustrator, brought out by Bloomsbury in the U.K. His work has appeared in Best American Short Stories, The Pushcart Prize, Grand Street and thrice in The Manchester Review. The Mississippi Review devoted an issue to seven of his short stories. He co-wrote the 2008 film, New Orleans Mon Amour, and has poetry and prose forthcoming or published in Story Quarterly,The Northwest Review, The Green Mountains Review, The Dublin Quarterly, Salt Hill Journal, The Montreal Review, Scythe, Pirene’s Fountain, The Raleigh Review, Smokelong Quarterly, The Santa Clara Review, elimae,The Blue Fifth Review, Istanbul Literary Review, Wigleaf, Commonline, BLIP Magazine, The Ramshackle Review, Blast Furnace, Stepaway Magazine, The Toronto Quarterly,The Houston Literary Review, Metazen, Corium Magazine, Wilderness House Literary Review, Message In A Bottle, Thrush Poetry Journal, The Innisfree Poetry Journal, Necessary Fiction, Danse Macabre, THIS magazine, The Paradise Review, Drunken Boat,The Philadelphia Review of Books,The 2River View, NNN Virgogray Press, from India and Macedonia The Enchanting Verses Literary Review and elsewhere. He taught for eight years at the University of Houston's Creative Writing Program, was Visiting Writer at Loyola College of Maryland, was Fiction Editor of The North Dakota Quarterly and 2011 Visiting Artist at The University of Southern Mississippi.He is the winner of a Pushcart Prize for 2012 and his story appears in that anthology’s 2013 edition.
I write because the neighbor's dog talks to me and tells me urgent things.
We are immensely flattered by your comment, and we thank you for it.
Thank you for your kind words. They are very much appreciated.
Greetings, Professor Robison, with thanks for your exceedingly generous nods for "Tomorrows Never Written . . .". In terms of audibility and reciprocity I promise to return to "The Metamorphosis" and "A Hunger Artist" ASAP. Salutations and benedictions, from s
Thanks James, your words matter.
:) Thank you again :) I think we're all mentally fucked up.
Hi James, thank you for the comment and fave on Voices From a Playground. Much appreciated :)
Thank you James for joining in the further adventures of "the search." I am flattered by the Pynchon reference. I will begin reading Gravity's Rainbow this week!
I went to your page and I thoroughly enjoyed your MARS piece. Charlie and Denise reminded me of Albee's George and Martha. I love the sound and thought of dragonfly's churning up snow dervishes! Wonderful imagery!
I'm working on BLOCKED, Chapter 3 right now which is a dialogic epistolary (I'm told) and as a photographer, and not a writer, I am struggling with it. Your talents would be better suited to the feelings I'm trying to get across.
Thanks again for commenting on "The Search for Pastina Continues"
Thank you!! :) :)
Jim, thanks for the thumbs up for "Bare Ruined Palace"!
Cryptic remarks by men about fish in response to a clairvoyantly-written piece! I have never seen a fish with two heads, nor fed a fish at the park, but I have heard a man say that he found two eggs under the Egg Tree, outside the cafe, where he ordered them scrambled.
Thanks, James for thr "faverooola" on "A Good Man Deserves A Good Woman"...I feel warm and happy now.
Just getting the chance to thank folks who took time to read or comment or both on Grocery Shopping. That's a mighty fine thing to hear, that I've hit my mark trying to make a little fiction, Jim. Thanks, bud. Means a lot.
Thanks so very much, James, for your extra-generous to "My Almost Clash with The Rolling Stones" memoir piece!
Yep. The military grinds up your body and soul. (My active duty attitude is fairly reflected in my Korea story here.)
Makes me weep for all caught up in it. I have two neighbors, both WWII pilots, now wheelchair-bound. It still eats at them.
Thanks, James, for reading 'Ray's People...' Yes, this is the most poignant 'holiday' of the year for me. For many others, sadly, mattress sales....
Thanks for the insight to comics James. You're comment is well appreciated. Made me think.
Thanks for the thoughtful comment on '77 Words About Nothing (5-24-2012)'. I've often questioned the titles of those pieces but always resort back to the Nothing they're actually about. Whether Nothing is a person, a state of mind, or the nothing that came from that particular moment in time-it's still...Nothing.
thanks for the comment on the story!
Thanks for your important comment on the "Pain" poem, Jim, but, please, no pressure to comment, no pressure to comment profoundly, no anxiety of appreciation. No anxiety or obligation of any kind! There's enough pain in the world as is. I don't want to add any new kinds! But thank you for the pains you took!
Thanks for the fave of "Not That Kind of Pain," Jim!
Thanks, Jim, for liking and posting a comment about the Esenin/Mayakovsky poem. Glad you promoted Night Wraps the Sky. Important book.
Thanks for commenting on "Joan of Dark," dark lady of my Son-Nots.
thank you. I love to be as nuts as this and this is the only legal way.
Thanks for your comment on "The Anniversary." I love your concept of psychological fatigue.
Thanks ever so for reading "Never Enough".
Thanks so much for your generous response to "Feeling Marlene", James -- means a lot to me.
James, your kind comments on "Immiscibility" knock my lil' socks off. You've summarized perfectly the whole point of the piece, meaning you totoally got it, meaning it works. Can't tell you how much I appreciate your taking the time to read and comment. There's hope for me yet!
"Thank you. Always takes me 3 reads but I often don't make the effort with a work, Matt."
Perhaps someday something *I've* posted will get that third read...
Thanks for faving "Eleutheria," Jim. POINTED SENTENCES in the mail to you.
Hi Jim, than you for the comment on "<a href="http://www.fictionaut.com/stories/fantomas/happy-feet">Happy Feet</a>"and the shots of Cucina Italiana. Much appreciated.
Thanks so much for liking -- and faving -- "Eidetic", James!
Again, I like your comment even better than I like my poem! You inspire me when you post your work and when you reply to mine. Thanks, Jim, for finding something substantive in a curiosity, for faving "Helix Poem."
Jim, thanks for reading 'Copper', and for your comment and fave. Much appreciated!
"Still Not a Sonnet"--the name of my next book! A poet friend calls them Son-Nots. Thanks for commenting on "Uncle Moscow," Jim.
Very much appreciate your read and response to "Swimming Lessons." Thank you--
Thanks for commenting on "The Sober Boat" (another pun in a title? won't I ever learn?). I was kind of hoping for Rimbaud 20 instead of Rambo 20! But love your comment!
I'll send you off a copy of POINTED SENTENCES as soon as I get some myself.
James, thank you for sharing my eyes on "Crown-of-thorns". A great feeling when someone "gets it".
Hot Dog! You're fast. Thanks for the feedback. I've been having a time with this piece, so I certainly appreciate it. Cheers!
Jim thank you for the great thing you said about my story. when you come along and say something like that, the times you have, things which feels impossible to hear from a writer I admire so much, it is a luxury cruise.
Thanks for starring "Magritte," Jim. A tip of the appleyard hat to you. Happy New Year too!
Dear James, thank you for your comment on "For Carol". I appreciate it and I hope you go well into that New Year. Cheers from Berlin.
James--Thanks for the * on "Florida"
You always see things in my poems that I don't. Thanks for the star and for following the wasp in "Getting Home Alive."
thank you my good friend! I am so glad you liked my poem.
Thanks for commenting on "Reading Mary Oliver." If I weren't reasonably content and unreasonably stuck in my own life, her's, and especially her writing, would have been my next choice. Well, maybe Celine Dion, but that's a whole other story.
Agreed. Saying the unknown is one of the most significant things - if not the most - we can do. Yes. Great piece, James.
I'm in awe of your talent. How did you learn? Were you born with it? How much do you read? What do you read? I NEED to know how to get better. Such an honor to read your work.
Will rethink. Thank you.
Glad you liked the "Taut" poem, and thank you for your comment and fave, but, seriously, why can't a title make a joke? I think of Donald Barthelme's "Robert Kennedy Saved From Drowning." I love that witty title and clever allusion to Jean Renoir. Besides the Euclid poem, many of my titles are puns--"Mussel Memory," "Knot Eye," "Drinking an Orange Julius While Listening to Pink Floyd," "Coleridge on Urine," "God's Vial," and "Truman Compote" among them. Some of my new poems too: "Joan of Dark," "Low Fat Yoga," "Et Tu, Beaute," "Nan Sequiter." What's your sense of the relationship between title and piece?
Lip glass! Yes! thank you for being here.
Thanks for making me laugh! Loved your comment on the Euclid poem.
I'm contemplating an edit. Which last stanza do you think works better in the poem?
He's looking at Euclid
Meanwhile, the sandstorm of time
keeps polishing the geometry of space
He was looking at Euclid
Meanwhile, the sandstorm of time
was polishing the geometry of space
Jim,it is my understanding, if you suffer from anhedonia you can distinguish pretty words from ugly words through past knowledge, but you would not have the capacity to experience or feel the prettiness or the ugliness of the word or what it described. . . . . does that make sense?
James: I appreciate the time you took to seek out "Put Down Your Camera and Love Me" as well as your astute comments on "Happy Hour." Thanks for reading my work.
Like your comment on "Black Ice," Jim. Thanks for the fave!
i love what you said on my sidebar. that feels right. i do have a beating brain, and I would love it if it would shut up a lot of the time.. but at least there is a way to use it. You are too kind.
thank you, james, for commenting on "under the apple tree". this story will have to be written again and again until the end of time or until the end of fictionaut, whatever comes first.
thank you Jim for your kind words about Elizabeths and for so many other things and for everything else. I feel such admiration for your opinion and your work and therefore I feel more tongue-tied than usual when writing these brief notes and i feel silly as hell. I hope your summer is a nice one so far. I am having a foggy one and one full of animals and fleas (as usual)
Your comment on "Getting Godless" made me laugh out loud. Thanks, Jim!
Jim - thank you and am floored. Was worried about, wondering about the last paragraph, still am. Hard to see ones own work. I will try to contain this and reread in a few months and then I will know if it belongs there i hope. Thank you for this great encouragement.
your comments on my story can pretty much make the whole world better.
Food and shelter await you in Chicago. Come visit.
Thanks for praising that bagatelle, "The Truth Will Out."
Jim thanks so much for your generous comments on my story Idiotsky. I had a blast writing it, am a big Chekhov fan, did 3 Chekhov plays as an actor, so it gave me a bit of a leg up on the language.
James - wow, thanks for the amazing comment on Help Me Own You. Really appreciated and happy you read!
Jim, thank you for your comment on "Tada". I can't really thank you enough. There is no way to do so. I'm so glad you liked it and knowing that makes me happy in a bright blue dragonfly kind of way (I loved them when I was a kid). So, in a buzzy, kind of fluttery way. It's hard to explain properly how happy your comment made me.
Jim, yep, I take in surrounding energy like a sponge. Thanks so much for liking "body"
Great interview this week in Fictionaut Five, James. Thanks for sharing your insights provided by the illustrious Meg Pokrass. Excellent read!
Your comment on "I Am Not a Corpse" is truer than you know. Thank you, Jim, for reading so incisively.
You are the ideal reader: Perceptive, insightful, generous. Too long ago to mention, I showed you some work, and your only comment was "Write stories and send them out. Do it!" I think I've remembered those words almost every day since.
i am so thankful you read my work--
speaking of which--i have that memoir first chapter ready for a look? if ever you have a chance (oh, it's a lot to ask! fifty pages! )
your comment was so spot on. I really don't know what I'm writing about, exactly, when I write. I just write it and then think... Oh! I agree with you and so does my story, that love (or lack of, really the whole thing) IS embarrassing, fickle, and fear-sharing is often part of it. Thanks so much James!
Thanks, thanks, thanks, James, for your always so wonderfully encouraging feedback!
Enjoy your day!
James, great to hear from you. Thanks for reading and commenting on "Fate". It's a sliver of a section from my Nouveau Roman which I'd written months ago but buried as I felt it may have been a bit too much. Your initial commentary on those first chapters so motivated me to keep moving forward with this piece and really pushed me to further explore N.R. Alas, my many, many thanks. Best, I.
Jim, I love what you wrote about "things," you have a deep heart
James, wow, thanks so much for your extremely kind words for "Snow." Appreciate it.
Thank you so much, James, for your generous comments on "Origin":)
hi - love that comment - that policeman's guilty laughter is ringing in my ears...thank you.
I learn more from your comments than I learn from writing my poems! Thanks for writing so kindly on "Son of Uncle Sam," Jim.
Just read your poem 'For the Film New Orleans Mon Amour' in Blue Fifth Review. Think it's wonderful. Was intrigued to read what inspired it. The idea of the hurt film and its emaciated budget says it all. Sometimes you just can't win... sorry this happened.
Jim, I wrote vagina girl at 5am under severe jet lag. I was laughing as I wrote, which is good, and so there it is... plus it takes place in The Hamptons which, as you know, is very much on my mind these days
thanks as always, Jim
Thank you so much for your comment on my shrink story. Wow! A three? Now, that's a real compliment! (In real life I was always better at rebounding that shooting.)
It's good stuff, no quid pro quo. Thanks, tho', for your comments on MTML.
"its concision is tonic"--such a great insight. Yes, and that's Pope also. His concision is tonic.
"The Muse but serv'd to ease some friend, not wife,
To help me through this long disease, my life"
Thanks for commenting, though what you consistently write is well beyond mere commenting.
Your comment on "Bone Density" made me smile. Thank you for the fav.
Does the Bartleby allusion in it work?
I love that you get my jokes! Thanks for commenting on "Black Squirrel Poem."
Thanks, James, for reading "Lens."
Thanks for the kind words and the fave on Telephone! I appreciate the read.
James, thank you for your very thoughtful read of Infinity Pool and your great comment. I'm glad you could see what I was trying to do with that piece.
Your comment on "Self Alaska," is an axe to the frozen sea that is that poem. Thank you. You juggle insights as deftly as a magician uncovers doves. You are a window maker.
Thanks, James. I may have a wide streak of the Absurd in me.
Hi James, thanks again for your "Godot" comments.
Hi James, thanks for your "Godot" comments, and the * - GL
I'll check out Michael Almereyda's book. Thanks for rec and fav on "Something, He Wrote"!
for the subconcious mind's
of the revelation
that love and
and desire makes us
That's what I
I like YOUR poem better than I like mine!
Thanks, James, for your comments on "Full Stop! Punctuation Police!" - George
ah, a much-needed boost - thank you!
Your commentary on my piece affirmed what I have been sensing, that I am headed in the right direction. Thanks so much. I needed a bit of encouragement for this very personal story.
Thank you, but you are WAY too kind, James, in your comments about the Dadd found poem, but I'm pleased, very pleased, it spoke to you.
No confusion. No disagreement either!
Thanks, James, for faving Flaubert. Book is in the mail.
Thank you for reading, thoughtfully commenting on, and faving so many of my poems. Feels like my birthday!
(We share major enthusiasm for Robbe Grillet, Machado de Assis, I.B. Singer, Cabrera-Infante, Kawabata, Ozick, not to mention Beckett, Borges, Joyce, T. Wolfe, etc.)
Appreciate the fav for "God's Vial." Thanks, James!
James, thank you for that fantastic comment on my story. Means so much, it really does.
James, Thank you for your kind words on Survivor -- they mean a lot to me. Thank you for making my day. Peace...
No worries. Fictionaut used to take up too much of my time (too many good stories to read) so I've limited myself to two-three short shorts a day and two longer stories a week.
Man, how can you NOT feel good about Prologue? I assume it's the beginning of something grander, and hope to see more. Peace...
Well, you are just way too kind. Thanks so much for reading and commenting on "Watermelon" Jim. I can't wait to read your novel.
You're welcome. Looking forward to chatting about IJ.
You have a great birthday!
Jim, thanks so so much for reading Deer and what you said. I'm glad you saw the humour in the story, it was a gas to write it
Thanks again James, for the comment on "Private Death in Venice" - I have four more legs of the trip besides the two posted, but they need touching up and too much of Eddie's mind in a short period can be hazardous to one's insanity.
I noticed you cropped out the numbers from below the mug shot you have here.
Thanx James, for reading "What She Remembers" the comment and the fave. Much appreciated!
James - thanks for reading Poetipedia and the appreciative comment. Can't take all the credit, it was a reworking of a standard Wiki entry, and the lines you mentioned a flip-flop on Keat's entry. As for your "the cloud line" - not all that disruptive, just missed a beat or two in MY cadence as I read it aloud.
Jim I so much appreciate your comments on my poem Confess. You really made my day with that particular reference to one of my fave poets. So kind of you to read and comment
(the boy + the roach = one and the same raw urge). Jim, thank you for this insight which never occurred to me
That is the aim
James, your comments about "Mona" are too kind. My idols when I wrote this were Hemingway and Carver. (The Lish version of the latter.) For some reason, I still like the story even though it is an antique.
Yup. And I had seen the movie not too many years before. Wish I'd had my arms around two lovely lasses! Thanks, James, for your comments about my Parisian adventure story.
Hi James, and thank you for reading and commenting on my story!
thanks again. four different images were offered - see http://bit.ly/9uxPuY - and most contestants (entries were public on facebook) avoided the two non-photographic images (neither of which are particularly awe-inspiring).
thank you for your kind comment on "Four Teenagers...". The image, if you care, is at http://bit.ly/1qcDRX. i think your inference is spot on: story can (should?) convey more than image. godard is a godsend but (not sharing your cultural sphere) i had to look up dangerfield: that man deserves respect!
Thanks again for you kind words about one of my tales. I always learn from you what I was about. I don't have a clue myself!
geez, jim, thanks for reading february, first--and the helpful comments.
snowed most of the day here, guess that's why--then i went to see jeff bridges in crazy heart. choked in art. came out and it was seven degrees.
so, florida. cheers/--g
James thanks so much for your always kind support of my stories. Hope all's well with you. Kathy
Ha (in a good way), I forget how you may have interacted directly with folks like Roger Angell. Keep on truckin'.
that's helpful, thanks!
Thanks for your comments on my jumpers story. Very kind, very helpful. How apt your observation about the narrator balanced on a rail!
Oh yes, Roger Angell is fantastic. His "Consider the Catcher" is one of the best things to read in terms of strong verbs, potent writing, etc. I'll have to check out his quote. So good to be in touch.
Having been recently bachelorized again, the story had a particular acuity for me. I should have said also that the title is perfect in its simultaneous ambiguity and complete (shall we say) linear clarity.
Good stuff. And, it seems to me, just a little bit of a departure for you in the abundance of description. But of course that's part of the point.
(continued) "...new issue of Caketrain does. I can’t imagine measuring up, by my own standards, to the work I’m putting out there. So I don’t write, and I feel okay about that."
Sorry for the "continuation" but his quote about sums up where I'm at.
Thanks, a boatload, for complimenting my interviews and JMWW...beyond wonderful to read that. I majored in Journalism and creative writing and have always thought it would be cool to merge the two. I really love interviewing people and am hoping to improve on my skills while still having fun. Incidentally, I had to post this comment from Joseph Reed concerning how editing for Caketrain affects his writing. I read it on htmlgiant last year when I was subbing/writing non-stop and I've thought about it off and on since: "I used to write before I became an editor, but I don’t anymore. Not only does the journal take the majority of my free time—basically evenings and weekends, as my days are occupied in the development office of a much larger nonprofit—but also, seeing as much of what our peers are working on in a given year as we do, it becomes increasingly difficult to know what to add to that discussion. I can’t imagine myself producing anything that satisfies me the way a n
Hi James, thanks so much for your kind wall post. Balzac, eh? Very nice to read that. My energy/confidence/fingers to keyboard time have flagged recently as I've been doing more editing for JMWW than anything. It's weird, now, helping publish such great stories makes me far more reticent in sending out pieces. I think that's a good thing as last year I was quite whorish in my submissions approach. I remain a huge fan of your work/approach/demeanor towards other writers and really appreciate you checking in. David
My, my, my, James. You paid me the most excellent compliment, and I'm blushing. Thank you. S&M really *is* why we write, isn't it? To poke people where it hurts, to make them wince and wriggle? Just a little? Just enough? I am saying yes.
Loony and inspired is a great way to put it. And so much damn energy!
Didn't know that about Brando and Durante. An odd pairing. I guess Mrs. Calabash was a waitress Durante met when he was a young entertainer on the road.
You're a prince, James. Thank you for your wonderful comments.
Thanks so much for your comments on "Her Bottom". I think you are dead on right about the searchlight line. It's time to take it out. Very much appreciated!!!!!!!
Oh, man...that blurb rocked. But, yeah, you're welcome. A fine, fine story, Mars.
James, thanks so much for the close read of "What Kind of Person..." I am waiting for these people to figure out what's wrong with my car and it's a dreary place here and your kind words made me smile.
Thank you, Mr. Robison. You've been truly kind. Your undeserved attention is now my own private light house, with which I set my sails on as I embark on my writing adventure here on Fictionaut. Again, thank you.
Thank you so much, Mr.Robison. You've been truly kind. Your undeserved attention is now my own private light house, with which I set my sails on as I embark on my writing adventure here on Fictionaut. Again, thank you.
Haven't heard of Verlin. College Prof turned me onto Costello's Murphy Stories. Sadly out of print but I found a used copy for 79 cents in bookstore in Salt Lake City. Apparently, Costello was pretty friendly with Andre Dubus as well.
Hi James, wow, many thanks for reading my story and taking time to comment. And what comments. I took out the wink, but needs tooling. David Lodge the best. Have you read his Art of Fiction? I'm putting you on my contact list(when I figure out how to do it) and look forward to reading all your stories
James--I'm always honored when you read my work. Your comments are very much appreciated.
envelopes full of cash, eh? Well, I wouldn't want to break from tradition....
I look forward to reading your work.
You were so right on. I knocked out the paragraph you pinpointed in "Refugees" and it didn't even leave a hole. The story finished up stronger. Thanx there's a rewrite up with some additional length inserted after your suggested correction.
Hey! Thanks for your comments on my story. Loved Mars. It is dead-on. Fantastic. I'm jealous!
Robin Reagler said then, "When in doubt, swim." Sometimes swimming, sometimes flying with poets and poetry and poetics since 1996 online. This is the first dynamic internet space I've found for fiction writing. I'm eager for it. It's a privilege to be able to read the teacher at this age the age you were then.
Robin Reagler said then, "When in doubt, swim." Sometimes swimming, sometimes flying with poets and poetry and poetics since 1996 online. This is the first dynamic internet space I've found devoted to fiction writing. I'm eager for it. It's a privilege to be able to read the teacher at this age at the age you were then.
Thanks for your comment on my story Standby the other day. It was a warm welcome to Fictionaught for me. I had no idea what to expect. Then I read your Mars, which flat out is a very very good story as has been noted. I enjoyed all of it, but the translucent coffe cup thing really touched me. thanks again.
I keep meaning to write with an invitation to have at anything I post here. I have really enjoyed and benefited from your comments.
You might want to see if you would like to add Jim Lehrer's novel Eureka to your favorites.
More salutes, salutes!
Thanks for reading and commenting on my stories, James. "Mars" is an incredible story.
Hello, James. Thank you for your generous comments on my stories. I truly appreciate it.
hey jim: thanks for the very kind feedback on "a simple explanation."
i've been meaning to tell you i read "rumors" and really must insist that you post more of your stuff. "mars" is remarkable and your comments are legendary. please let everyone else (and me!) know you better as a writer ...
thank you! the novel is in limbo right now, so it's great to get encouragement. looking forward to reading and commenting on "Mars," but I plan to wait until my cold passes.
Thanks for writing luciously about my story. You've made me consider the origins of "waves attacking legs." Another story, that.
Loved the dialogue in your story, and I look forward to reading more.
Thanks so much for taking the time to read my story and for your encouraging comments. I'll take "it's great" as high praise indeed coming from you. Thanks again.
Hi James, thanks for your words about my work. I'm happy for them. And I've got a copy of your collection, Rumors and Other Stories. I probably never told you how much I love that book. I've had it for a long time, wondering more about who you are. Great to see you here. I'm looking forward to reading more.
Thanks for the kind words!
James, thank you for reading my work and for taking the time to write comments that make a difference
i wasn't going to post another poem or story until you had posted one, wanted to write and tell you that plan, but instead got a copy of Rumor out from the library. Especially love this:
"That's enough praying, Mother," Ray said. "Get off the line so some other sinners can get through."
a wonderful book of stories. so glad you are here.
Yep--the interplay between the dialogue and the higher diction narration was fascinating. :) I noticed that right off. Hope you're having a great week.
All warmest and best,
I found your generous comment on my story Adults at Home thrilling. Thank you. I'm enjoying, in fact, ALL of your comments on Fictionaut.
thank you for reading "Hook" and for what you said.
jim -- thanks so much for your kindness. your words mean a lot. lauren
Jim: Seems I'm seeing your work a lot more lately, and good stuff, too. Is there a Jim revival going on?
Hi James, thanks very much for your kind words. Nice to have you on here. "Mars" is REALLY good. Take care, David