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As the part of the earth containing the Greenwich meridian has already rotated eastwards underneath the "line of midnight" (facing directly away from the sun, on the other side of the planet), it is already February 29th over there -- which means that I'll be popping up with some topics for discussion in fewer than twenty-four hours!
I had the opportunity to participate as Author of the Month some years ago, in January of 2012, and as I wrote afterwards, it was an experience I'll never forget.
I hope that everyone who is interested in asking questions or otherwise interacting will head over and do so during the month.
I'm always happy to respond to questions and comments that readers send via Facebook or twitter, but the advantage of the message boards is that (unlike one-to-one conversations), there is an engaged community sending thoughts back and forth and all engaging with the ideas together.
There are advantages and disadvantages to each form of conversation, but one advantage of discussing topics in a forum is that ideas can sometimes arise which are "more than the sum of their parts" -- ideas which no one participant might have articulated by themselves, but which seem to take shape out of the mix of participants, kind of like the entity known as Kvasir in the Norse myths, who took shape out of a vat filled with the juices of certain berries which the Aesir and Vanir gods spit out of their mouths when sealing a sacred pact.
I'm looking forward to the Author of the Month role for March, and grateful to Graham Hancock for providing this forum for the exchange of ideas, as well as for all the research and analysis he has done and continues to do in pursuit of answers regarding the critical questions of humanity's ancient past.