I have been lurking here for a while and finally decided to dive in and get involved. Some of you have probably met me. I am a semi-hydroponic grower in Richmond, VA with focus on paphs, a few phrags, and assortment of other oddities. I fell in love with slippers when we moved to Madison, Wisconsin when I was in eighth grade then finally started growing them myself about 15 years ago. An interesting sidelight was that for that year in Madison my father was a colleague of Motoo Kimura in the genetics department and I would dearly like to obtain some more plants from his breeding program.