Last night when I called Tal to say goodnight, he asked me to call him early this morning -- which I did. At 6:30. Well, he said early. Our conversation was sweet and brief, since he had a bit more sleeping to do. But, his parting comment was this: "Remember, a lot of love is radiating from here to you. Two dogs and a man." Well, if that isn't a nice way to start the day, I don't know what is. Except maybe being at home.
By my calculations, in the past month I've been away from home nine nights (and the better part of 15 days). Some prioritizing is in order, I'd say. Having the statistics for the next month drastically different would be a pleasure. And, making them different will be my goal.
But, first ... convention.