Happy blogday, and many happy returns. How wonderful to have it associated with the solstice, albeit a little off-kilter.

I think I started reading your blog in 2004, and of all the blogs I follow, yours is the one I have read most faithfully the longest–I don’t think I’ve missed any posts since I started following it, although sometimes I’ve had to read a dozen or so to catch up.

I really appreciate all your comments on my blog–you were the first to let me know that somebody out there heard me.