Sometime during the night somebody, somewhere (I think they were in Eire) became my 500th reader. Since November 2nd 503 people (though I guess there is some duplication in that figure) have taken the time to pop in and peruse. I have been mindful since the beginning of not getting hung up on this and other blog stats, keeping the goal of NDBI firmly in mind. Nevertheless, in a world where it easy to feel disconnected and very, very insignificant – just because there are so darn many of us – it is cheering to think that something I wrote reached another. Thanks, if you were one of the 500, and welcome if you are here for the first time.