We all have those special milestones in our lives that allow us to touch base with who we are, where we have been, and where we are going:

  • The date (for some of us) we arrived in America to begin a new life, and all the promises the “American dream” had to offer.
  • It’s that first date, and the promise of love, passion, and perhaps “happily every after.”
  • It’s the date the Rams moved out of Los Angeles, and the pain of losing the cherished memories of going to all the games with your dad … and the anticipation that they might be coming home.
  • It’s the date your first child was born, and how you found the greatest capacity to love.
  • It’s the date that your beloved died, and the hole in your heart that will never be quite filled.
  • It’s the date that you graduated college, got the job, passed the bar, wrote the book, bought the house, sold the house and bought a boat …

And, it’s the date  The Legal Watercooler launched (May 1st, 2008) and my first post, Red-Flags and Interviews. It’s the date that I found a conversation that I never really expected. In the past two years there have been 42,732 visits to the blog, and 62,423 pages viewed. And, for this, I am incredibly humbled. So I would like to take this moment and thank you … the readers, contributors, fans and friends of The Legal Watercooler. Thanks to all of you who have bookmarked, subscribed and have added The Legal Watercooler to your feeds and blogrolls. Thank you to all of you who link, Tweet, retweet, and share individual posts on your Facebook pages. And, thank you to all of you who have contributed to the conversation here, on Twitter and Facebook. And thank you to everyone who has picked up the phone and called to carry on the conversation voice-to-voice, and face-to-face.