JeAnne--You have been such an inspiration for so long that you deserve a break. I would be happy to serve as a rotating leader of this thread. I definitely don't want it to die.
I am not yet the Me I Want To Be but I am closer to her than I was in January '02 and I give this thread a lot of the credit.
For you to be here now, trillions of drifting atoms had somehow to assemble in an intricate and intriguingly obliging manner to create you. It's an arrangement so specialized and particular that it has never been tried before and will only exist this once.
--Bill Bryson, "A Short History of Nearly Everything"