My shingle went up as a solo consultant to general counsel one year ago today, a deeply satisfying year. This blog, too, has benefited because I feel free to write about any topic and in whatever form I believe. I have also been able to do much more with the accumulating intellectual capital of this blog and my website, which I see more and more as a complement to the blog (See my post of Feb. 20, 2009: fourth anniversary of this blog and the innovations of the past year.).
Anyway, unlike some bloggers who wear their hearts on their sleeves, I keep my personal life separate from my blogeur life. Today is an exception, so I invite all my readers to help me blow out the candle on my cake.