I'm real thankful for 2008 but in particular I appreciate Sakiya Sandifer. I take away something new each time we speak.  

Leaving the GITD tour, I picked up 3 copies of "Thank You and You're Welcome".  Some time passed and this blog turns up under his list of favorite websites. After that I wanted to get a hold of him, so I sent out an email to every I could think of. Persistence & determination can make anything happen. Since then I've traveled to Chicago & NYC on behalf of The Think Movement. 

shout out to Armand