A year ago Melissa invited me to become a contributor to Shakesville. And what a year it has been.

I can't begin to list the friends that I've made and the insight I've gained from being a part of this community, and I feel very honored and humbled to be included in this wonderful mix of voices and images that have never failed to astonish me in so many ways.

So, thanks, Melissa and all the rest of the Shaker community; contributors, commenters, friends, allies, and even the occasional troll that's good for a laugh. You have kept me sharp, called me out when I screw up, and been there for support and friendship in good times and bad.

As I say at Bark Bark Woof Woof at every milestone, "What's next?"

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