There are times, and plenty of them, that I feel like I can ruin any party just by showing up. But there are other times, when my vision is a little clearer and the mean little noises of a lifetime of neurosis calm down enough that I can hear the voice of reason over them, that I realize there's actually a lot of love in my life, and I'm very grateful for it.
So thank you, family, friends, laurie_robey, Buddha and Dasher, all those people who've read and enjoyed my work, and anyone else out there I've missed. I'm a lucky guy, and life's been good to me. ^.^