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Friday, 31 May 2019


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All the best for your operation and, especially, after!

At the Dentist , by Robert Högfeldt :

Sounds like you've got the right attitude, you knucklehead. And there's one more benefit you can look forward to: once you've healed and feel like writing again, you can tell us all about your adventures with restorative surgery.


Wishing you all the best for your eye surgery and a perfect outcome of course! Use the recovery time to get some rest, you deserve it!

See you when you get back! See what I did there?

Hoping for a quick recovery.


Best wishes Mike. I will take a photo with something other than the phone in your honour this weekend 😄

All the best for a successful surgery, Mike! Hang in there. We'll be here when you come back.

All the best!
We may write comments on Patreon ;-)

Good luck, Mike, hope all goes well with the eyes & I'll see you when I get to Penn Yan!


Welcome to the 'spare parts generation'.
And good luck with the replacement parts.

All the best! I'm looking forward to hearing about your experience and how your improved vision impacts your life.

Go Mike Go! Best fishes for a speedy and relaxed mode recovery

Let me add my best wishes to the large pile, Mike. Everyone I know who's had cataract surgery has raved about the results and wishes they hadn't put it off as long as they did. (Though I guess the fact that they did put it off made the difference more dramatic.)

Good luck with Alexa, too, which does podcasts pretty well, and can play you just about any radio station that streams (which is just about all of them these days). I'm new to Alexa and podcasts myself. My two favorite podcasts so far are Aria Code and Serial. Just discovered Naxos Records has a podcast as well.

I suggest signing up for the trial of Amazon Music Unlimited. You can do that through Alexa, so no rush. Not because it's the best service, but because it is integrated with Alexa.

Good luck, and enjoy the break! Feel free to email with questions about any of the above, or anything else, really.

A while ago, in a huff I said I was gone from reading your column (but I sneak a look now and then). I read your post about your eye issues and all I can do is pray for you and wish you the best, Mike. Some day I will share my issues about cataract surgery, but this isn't about me; it's about you, your speedy and complete recovery.

Wishing you the best, Mike! Looking forward to reading some of your past gems and will be looking forward to your return and the posts on your improved vision!

Best wishes Mike. You will come back stronger than ever.

Best of luck. We’ll be here when you return.

Wishing all the best for the operation. Equally important: in the period after, may you have the ability to let go and just take care of yourself!

No worries about your readers, they will be thinking of you whilst you are away and will be here when you come back!

Best wishes - I hope it all goes well and the recuperation time is not too onerous.

Wishing you all the best, a successful surgery and a rapid recovery. I’ll be here waiting for your return. Be well.

Mike, best wishes for a speedy recovery.

As for great posts from the historical archives, I think your discussion of how the 24x36mm "full frame" format evolved is an educational read. I saw that some (many) of the "photographers" on the infamous Dpreview took umbrage with some of your findings - which guarantees that your observations were spot on.

Mike, wishing you a skillful surgeon and a speedy recovery. My wife has been awaiting heart surgery for the past 3+ months, we're hoping it will happen soon. All the best.

[And very best wishes to your wife as well. --Mike]

Wishing you all the best for your surgery and hoping for a speedy recovery.

All the best! See you when come back!

Adding to the list of best wishes. Best of luck.

Yeh, best wishes from me too, in England.

And one more: All the best, Mike. Looking forward to hear from you in a couple of weeks, hopefully with a much improved eyesight. I got eye surgery last November, freaked out quite a lot before - and came out extremely happy with the results. Every morning when I open my eyes, it amazes me again.

May the same happen to you!

My best to you, Mike.

GOOD LUCK old man (I can call you that because I'm older than you). I know what it's like to have problematic vision.
Just think..you're going to have the vision of a younger man again.

Be sure to take a selfie with the eye patch. It'll be worth $$$ some day.

Heal well, Mike!

I know at least half a dozen people who have had marvelously successful cataract surgery. I hope your experience goes at least as well!

Try not to go insane while recovering and being unable to do anything.

Here's to the perfect outcome, excellent vision for life!

All the best Mike. I hope it goes well.

I'm sure I speak for everyone when I say we will miss you during your recovery process. But try not to think about "the job" and take care of yourself. Looking forward to your return. Very best wishes to ya'.

To all the good wishes I add mine, but I also want to express appreciation for the work you have put into preparing fill-in posts to keep your faithful followers nourished during your enforced absence. You are probably aware that you really wouldn't lose readers during your convalescence, and your extra effort demonstrates the admirable integrity and diligence with which you approach T.O.P. It seems to me these qualities are becoming increasingly rare, and your readers are fortunate to benefit from them.

Thanks Mike.

Best wishes Mike!

All the best! We’ll still be here.

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