Kerouac is BannerMan, and a fine, fine banner it is, too. (That thing is actually called a "news fader", which I always thought was a glum gray name for it, so henceforth banner it is -- thanks!)
Any Port opened with its testers on Groundhog's Day 2009, and threw the doors wide open two days later. So yes, it's one full year of what was envisioned as a lasting compendium of member-generated content that entertains and educates, to borrow HW's words again.
Wow! The banner is great and I am so glad I found you all. Thanks to everyone who started APIAS.
When you're chewing on life's gristle[br]Don't grumble, give a whistle[br]And this'll help things turn out for the best...[br]And...always look on the bright side of life...[br]Always look on the light side of life.[br]Monty Python's Life of Brian[br]
At the very least, a banner from "Banner Man". (I think he may have got too caught up in his "Burning Man" fascination to even bother with this mundane topic!). I did note with great nostalgia that this thread was started by HWINPP which makes it that much more poignant and bittersweet at the same time. (Oddly, I have had two dreams about Henning since his leaving us. Both odd, but beautiful in their own right. One incorporated he and another dear friend (Dusty, a very unique and most interesting person who I also miss very much). But, I digress...
Huge shout out to Bixa and Kerouac for their energy and technical skills. Congratulations to all the posters who keep this Port alive and interesting I am so glad I found you all here, you are the nicest mob I've met online.
Travel! Set out and head for pastures new[br] Life tastes the richer when you’ve road worn feet.[br]Ibn Battuta[br]
It's here already?! I kept thinking it wasn't until February 6 (coincidentally my saint's day, if anyone wants to get me a gift)
Thank you, Casimira, Mossie, and Lizzy! Of course thanks to the "helper" di tutti helpers, who never plods, but continues to dance along with unexpected, informative, and always interesting reports from wherever he happens to be.
A huge round of grateful applause to all the members who have gotten this forum from a few people and bare bones to well over six thousand threads and nearly a quarter million posts.