Now go outside and look at the sky.
This is my 400th post on Pacific Tides!
It's quite amazing - I would have not expected to be able to keep this blog going for so long (the blog is now just a month shy of 5 years old) at a pretty steady rate of at least one blog post every week, and often two or three.
Originally, the idea was to add to the growing wave of outrage around the beginning of the Iraq war. I didn't really have much of an idea what else I would post here (and there was no shortage of outrage!), but just by its existence, Pacific Tides has forced me to come back again and again and to put my thoughts into words.
I'm glad I started the blog and kept going with it, not just as some newfangled form of self expression, but much more because of you, the readers. And I'm very thankful for all the great reader comments and emails that I have received over the years and it's still a thrill to check the statistics for the site and to see a steady stream of users from all over the world pouring into the site.
Welcome again, everybody! Just stick around for a little while, blog posts are bound to happen every 4.48 days!