Just realized that my visitor counter is within spitting distance of hitting 400,000 (399,713 as I write this)! Not bad for nearly 6 years of blogging, don't you think? I'm honored to have you all checking in here regularly. That number -- 400,000 -- isn't a number to me, it's about people, sharing stories and common interests, and making connections. I have loved writing this blog and how it's evolved along with me since I started it in 2005. And I thank you from the bottom of my heart... for NOT spitting.