Emily Dickinson once wrote, "Luck is not chance, it's toil; fortune's expensive smile is earned." Our toil is measured in miles. Fortune's smile bought with gasoline and caffeine. The luck we create brings us into contact with friends from far flung places.
We toil on, striving to bridge the ocean of distance with links. The miles, and so with them our luck, accumulated until one day fortune smiled. Seizing the opportunity, the results speak for themselves. +Jeff Channell
, none of this would have been possible without the work you and +Amy Persinger
do in eastern WV. This was your project. Own it. Congrats, man. +Matthew Compton
, you drove the miles and made the luck. You pulled everything together and were the master of the day. You introduced us to our friends in Lexington, and we will be forever grateful. How ironic that a small, seemingly meaningless portal located in the middle of nowhere could spawn such great things.
To all the supporting players in Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia: you know who you are. You are legion, and too numerous to thank individually, but without your cool reserve, patient understanding, and hard work clearing the way none of this would have been possible. Thanks to all.
Special thanks to +Kayla Singley
for moral support and deep understanding. Your contributions to the planning phase were extremely meaningful. I know how much you wanted to participate, and it saddens me that you could not do so.
Congrats to all of us!
What shall we accomplish tomorrow?