He is (was) one of the most active and highly respected users on this site, and a beloved moderator. A while ago, he faced some health issues and there was a fundraising to help him deal with it. Since then, he has changed his username multiple times and some of them (especially the last one) sound worrying.

So I dare to ask: how is he doing? His profile page says he hasn't visited this site for more than a month, which is quite odd for a moderator. Does anyone have any news regarding his health and well-being as well as his plans for future contributions to the site? (and please read the following sentence with a non-jerk tone) Is there any policy regarding inactive moderators?

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    As you say, J.M is a highly respected member of the community, who has had, for many different circumstances, an intermittent presence on this site. His blog has been inactive for some time and he hasn't answered private messages. Some of the reasons for previous absences included health issues and access to a computer. We can all can invite J.M a "ko-fi" which I hope could at least help with the material aspect of these constraints.
    – rhermans
    Commented Mar 28, 2022 at 13:03

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I'm actually OK (more or less); I just haven't been able to visit as frequently as I would want to due to other things (some nice, some not so nice) eating up my time the past few months (stuff started becoming hectic for me post-Christmas). Things should calm down a bit on my end by late April or early May, and I should be able to participate more actively again. (After all, I don't have many other places where I have opportunities to use Mathematica on things I ostensibly have very minimal knowledge in!)

I'm touched that people are concerned for my well-being; thank you. I'll poke my head in from time to time, but please stay put for now.

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    At least this here is a new kind of community — great to read that you are well!
    – gwr
    Commented Mar 30, 2022 at 14:12
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    So glad to see your answer :)
    – polfosol
    Commented Mar 30, 2022 at 15:30
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    Happy to read from you J.M.
    – rhermans
    Commented Mar 30, 2022 at 16:05

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