As I help and am helped myself, it never ceases to amaze me how close the GIS community is. I value you all as friends and colleagues, and you all are so willing to share your knowledge to spread the use of GIS. When I first started using GIS in the early 90's I asked one of the graduate students that I was working with if he liked GIS, and all he would say is, "It is a tool that I can use." I am passionate about using it, I try to figure out the questions, rather than let the questions get the best of me. As a result I have made a carrier of it. I have seen that people either love it or they hate it, there does not seem to be much of an in between. I am proud to count myself among those that love it.