From: Richard Dean Anderson
Ladies and Gentlemen,
It's taken far too long for me to speak to you all, and I won't try to pass on any excuses other than to say I have been my typical, reclusive, painfully neglectful self.
But now, borne of the warm and thoughtful sentiments sent to me on my birthday by all of you, I feel it absolutely necessary to reach out, and in a potentially feeble way, thank you.
I am genuinely awed by your efforts. The fact that you all remember is humbling enough; but to show such unyielding caring and support in such creative and loving ways goes beyond any call of loyalty.
Please accept my gratitude and know that I harbor the hope that I remain deserving of such fans.
In that, I remain,