Saturday, August 9, 2008


Dear readers;

In my last message I announced a seasonal break and my intention to begin resume publication early in August with a series of posts leading up to the release of the Goudge report early in September.

Unfortunately, I have had to cancel my return flight from France (August 4) as my son-in-law, Steve Satov, who was vacationing in a different part of France with my daughter and their two young sons, has become seriously ill:

Marleen and I have been looking after the boys while our daughter has been staying in the hospital since Steve was taken to hospital in Avignon about three weeks ago. We will remain in France until Steve has had his surgery and can safely fly home;

This is a very tense time as Steve is scheduled to have open heart surgery on Monday at Hopital La Timone here in Marseille.

Steve has received enormous support from friends and relatives...he is a strong athletic almost 40-year-old...and he has received phenomenal care both in Avignon and here at La Timone, which has great expertise in treating heart disease;

So dear readers, I trust you will understand why this Blog will not return for several more weeks - hopefully in early September around the time that the Goudge report is released;

In the meantime, be well and enjoy the rest of the summer:

Best wishes, Harold Levy;