Sensei, you have inspired me in Node your homework!, amused me with Ack! Summer Is Almost Over And I Forgot To Shave The Cat!, and taught me much (and made me very hungry) in your nodes about Japanese food and culture. Every node of yours I have read is a veritable work of art. As I have begun my explorations of E2, I have learned to stop and read anything written by you. Arigato gozaimasu, Sensei!
Being relatively new here, I am sad to say I have never had the opportunity to interact with you. I look forward to the day when you return and I can do such a thing. May you recover speedily and easily, and may the trees smile upon your brow!