A year and a day ago, I got the magic call, telling me I was a finalist in the Golden Heart® contest. (In fact, in an odd twist, I ended up going out to supper last night at the same restaurant seated at the same table as one year ago. Of course, I wasn’t about to cook supper that night. I was on the verge of becoming a famous author.) So this year, a new GH® class has been ushered in. In the run-up to this auspicious day, I felt a growing sense of excitement, as if I’d entered the contest myself. It was more a question of being happy and anticipating my friends finaling. I thought, “Wouldn’t it be cool if I knew everyone on that finalist list?” I don’t, but I know quite a few of them now….