That's me, folks! Because I hail from a country that was never wholly conquered by the Romans, my subjugated friends from points south of the Antonine and Hadrian walls have graciously awarded me the moniker O Bárbaro; to which I have added humilde: because I am. Very. Well, my southern amigos have been complaining that I am not very good at keeping in touch, so I have decided to put my Quark skills to use and send them an occasional email in the form of a PDF magazine (of which this is the cover). It's good practice for me, who is trying both to start up a publishing company and to write more. We'll see how long it lasts: my guess is not much after Christmas.