thanks for your prayers and thoughts. we had a wonderful time in chicago at the ASM conference. enriching conversation and nourishing fellowship with all and sundry. thanks to the crew to took the time and money to join the road trip and make it more than just a conference. we bring back greetings from all corners of the country...especially al, jonathan, and doug. a more thoughtful report will be posted sometime soon. here are some pics to tell the story...the photography policy at the place where we were hosted was pretty strict so, sadly, no pics of the talkie-bits in action.