A year ago we started an experiment. We all met at Trailmix, our good friend Craig's place. I think most of us found him because we heard this honest, neat guy on cable news, who shared some of our philosophy and we wanted to look him up and thank him. When we did that, we fell into an entire group of neat people, who, many, also shared some of our philosophy and concerns for our country. Worrying about our country does take it toll though. It can wear ya down. We needed a "grab two beers and pull the chute" place. We created one and one year later we are still together. Amazing! I feel like I've known you all for a lifetime. In fact, I have known one of you for almost that long and the rest of you, maybe, in a previous life.
Thanks for sharing this experiment with me. It's been wonderful getting to know you all. You all are as important to me, maybe more, than any friends I've ever had before. And having you, at a distance, might have allowed me to share more of myself with you than I ever have with any other friends.
I love you all and Happy Birthday to us!