So, every year I resolve to be better about staying in touch. I'll keep working on it.
This year, actually starting in November 2005, I also resolved to keep my inbox small. Like 10 items or less. I still hang on to some things for an egregiously long time, but I'm trying to respond and file or delete and stop staring at the same things every day.
So far it's working out all right. In fact, if you have less than 8 items in your Gmail inbox, there's extra white space.
So write to me and rather than wait until I have time and thought power to respond in a meaningful way to you, I'll just zip back a shallow message of acknowledgement. Happy New Year!