Despite sustained efforts, my attempts to reach Ray Shelton have been unsuccessful. Even his San Fransisco Epicurean buddies could not connect me with him. If by any chance you know a way to reach Ray Shelton, have a current address or the like, I would greatly appreciate your assistance, as I would like to obtain his approval for this web publication of his essays. I have risked making his essays available on the web without his prior permission and knowledge, as I would hate to see his important and original work being unavailable just because of communication logistics problems.

Thomas Gramstad, July 2001