Happy belated blogday, Dave! I can’t remember at which point I found your blog and got hooked – probably in 2004 sometime. I do remember leaving a comment, tentatively, unsure of myself as a new blogger, and finding your welcoming response. The main draw here for me is your writing and unique perspective, but I also appreciate your generosity to your commenters. Your encouragement of people in their creative work elsewhere around the blogisphere is invaluable (I guess that would be point #27 or #28). So… thanks for being here. I can’t imagine how my whole blog and blog-related experience would be without you.