Thanks for the kind words, John. My photos are amateurish but unlike many amateurs and even some pros I shoot with passion, humbleness and respect.
One of the reasons I like using digital p&s cameras is they allow me to photo at lower angle (via LCD screen) so I do not have to "look down" on my subjects (from eye level) and my photos reflect this. My subjects are also less objectionable to small cameras and some of them do not even notice these little machines. A nod, a smile and a short conversation would often do some magic, too.