Tony Shiels wrote to me yesterday, and his letter included the following passage:
"One of my grandchildren tells me that, according to certain Internet blogeens, I'm `the late Doc Shiels`, dead, departed and deceased. Must have been as sick as a Pythonbic Parrot with PSItticosis (accent on the psi). Mark Twain may be gone but at the time of writing aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaagh!
That was close"
I thought that we should really put the record straight. Tony is alive, well and living a few miles from Killarney....