I got to spend yesterday with one of my longtime readers, Dan Ray, a law professor from my home state. We went to the Michigan-Iowa football game, had a nice meal and many hours of interesting conversation. One of the things we talked about was how this blog has sort of organically turned into a little mini-community of bright and interesting people, and it was a fun day of getting to know one of those people yesterday. I want to thank him for his company, and I look forward to a continuing friendship and, hopefully, to meeting some of the rest of you at some point in the future.
The most gratifying thing about starting this blog has been the opportunity to get acquainted with so many smart and charming people. From my fellow bloggers like Timothy Sandefur, Jon Rowe, Jason Kuznicki and others, as well as from readers like Dan, Perry Willis and others who have left comments or sent emails to engage me on some issue, I have learned a great deal. You have all made this experience a lot of fun for me every day by your kindness and your willingness to contribute your learning and your intellect to this growing little community. So thank you all very much.