So much of what I want to write are words of thanks. It took a whole heck of a lot of willpower to not devote my first several posts to individual loved ones–no offense, but that might make for a pretty boring blog. Don’t worry, the profoundly mushy, albeit completely sincere, love and appreciation notes will filter out gradually.
For now, thank you readers, especially:
John * Dad * the Ys & HMC * my brothers & sisters (in-laws of course included) * Leslie & Joseph * Chistine & Rob * my family scattered around the world * Krystyna * the Wilbers * the Blasingame-Pack Ben-Shoshan clan * the Panarellis * the Nalls * the Diffleys * my academic and professional mentors and advisors (Betsy M , Mark B, Michael S, Marcia C, Chris K, Anna B, Liz C, Barbara S, Andrea N, Peter M–to name a few) * Sarah N * Kathleen B * Matt A * Tom A * Ben W * L’Bo & L’Boo * Emily A * Gretchen S * Jen I * Ashley B * Chat H * Anne & Linda M * the women of Cleveland Ave and KAA * the Penn admissions committee