I’ve been gone because I was here, courtesy of the IHS. It was an amazing time; I haven’t had as much summer learning fun since Space Camp over ten years ago. The people were almost without exception both intelligent and pleasant, which is more remarkable than you might think. I am not sure whether to be really happy about all the great info I picked up while there or whether to be super terrified of how much I realized I do not yet know. Perhaps this blog will take a political turn in the near future. Stay tuned.