Not only is September 23 the anniversary of Sigmund Freud’s suicide and Richard M. Nixon’s infamous Checkers speech, but said date also marked the introduction of this very blog.

So thanks a lot for all of the cards, letters, candygrams and Whataburger gift certificates that came flooding through the door yesterday. Much as I’d love to continue taking all of the credit, so much of what makes CSTB a special place is down to the tireless contributions of dozens of people whose names I cannot remember. I’d thank them as well, but my lawyers have advised me not to.