10 years ago this week, I started blogging with this post. We hadn't invaded Iraq, elected our first black president, or passed the largest entitlement expansion in 40 years. Enron--and Lehman brothers--were going concerns. I was a lifelong New Yorker, working in a construction trailer besides the still-smoking ruins of the World Trade Center. The idea of becoming a journalist was about as far from my mind as the notion of becoming an Olympic figure skaer. I hadn't met my husband, or most of the people who were in our wedding.
It's been a pretty great ten years for me, even as it's been a very hard ten years for many in my country. And a lot of that is thanks to you guys: my readers, my commenters, and of course, my colleagues at the Atlantic.
This year, I'm giving thanks for you all. I've had much more than anyone can claim to deserve. I hope that you all have as much to be thankful for today.