As I record my final Sunday Island Conversations, after nearly 17 years in radio, I want to express my gratitude to everybody on this island–and elsewhere–who have been so supportive of the work that I do, whether it’s news, the weekly interviews, forum moderation, or whatever. This is a trying time, and I asked several people to share the source of their gratitude as they face challenges–with work, personally, with health. I talked with 3 Mayors, 1 US Senator, the head of the Hawaii Food Basket, the Director of Imiloa Astronomy, the head of Canada France Hawaii Telescope, and Chris Leonard, General Manager of New West Broadcasting. There will be two additional podcasts posted, all about water…so look for them, even though I retire Dec. 31, 2020. And thank YOU for your support — I am grateful to you, and to this island. I’m not going anywhere, so I hope to continue serving our Big Island community (once I clean off my desk at home).