I must differ with you on the use of PM similarly to the use of noms de 'net. This is a public forum and issues raised publicly are best resolved publicly. I am not, and I do not have, a public persona different from a private persona. I write my name and remember who I am and what I stand for.
The hatchet is buried.
I tried hard to teach and convince my daughter (now a D.Ph candidate) that a friend is someone that you are better for knowing than not. Don't expect us to get all lovey dovey and share inside jokes. You are a respected opponent and I will call you on your solecisms.
Either we equal or we are not. Good people ought to be armed where they will with wits and guns and the truth. NRA *******