Well, this is embarrassing. This blog turned seven years old over a week ago -- on March 16th. And for the first time I forgot to mark the occasion on that date. I hope that's just a sign that I'm so used to blogging that such an anniversary means less now, and is not a sign of approaching senility. Either way, I'm not inclined to make a big deal of it this year. I just want to say that I've still got the passion to blog and hope to continue doing it for many more years. But most important, I want to say how deeply I appreciate you readers who choose to spend some time with me -- whether daily or occasionally. I hope you will continue to find something of value here every now and then.