I have scheduled everyone to come today or tomorrow, which
is New Years Eve. Angie was the first to arrive, 11am. I got
10 Christmas trees for free from a lot packing up on the 26th. I
told them I would get one, but she actually brought one. It was
tied to the top of her little Saturn two-door. She is
It\u2019s her weekend to shine. This conference has been her
all her. It hung in my mind like a silly party, but it is real
important. I had hoped she would bring a date. I made it clear
that she could. I thought that having a big dude around her
would discourage ogling.
This is a perfect location for this meeting, I wouldn\u2019t
have changed it, but I thought of it for a moment. I invited her
on the day I got back into town. I told her about the house and
the hot tub where we could Video Conference. She had one quick
response. \u201cGreat, I just got a new bathing suit\u201d. Only men
were present and all activity just stopped. They all turned and
stared for a few seconds. She is always nice to look at, but
the very mention of \u201cbathing suit\u201d by her was nearly
pornographic. I wasn\u2019t immune to it, I was just aware and ready
mind. I need to visualize a fine event for three hundred and
Our size has moved us from the beachfront Isle of Palm. We will
now convene at the Francis Marion Hotel in downtown Charleston.
It is a beautiful old structure; the classic city hotel. It has
sufficient conference space, but our attendees lodging spills
over to the nearby Embassy Suites.
I will give a welcoming speech on Thursday evening; easy
enough. At 10:00am the next morning I will outline my proposed
organizational structure. I have written it up, they have read
it. I thought it a proposal. It is the structure.
This does make sense. Part of the democratic process here is
that you need to have one to build one. A democratic structure
can be written by just one guy. That guy just has to give
himself no position in that group. I didn\u2019t do that.
I assume that I will be working with this entity after this
little meeting. I am on the board of directors, but I will
recuse myself once they begin discussing personnel.
As far as providing a text of my speeches; there is no way
I will do that. I am not going to wing it, but I will have
notes that take shape until I am at the podium.
Scott and his new business/personal partner showed up. She
is really impressive. I am very pleased that there is a
connection there. They have something that seems dreamlike. It
is just in this business situation, but it might reflect
Scott needed to start a business because I asked him to.
She needed someone who wanted to start a business or
organization. She has deep skills, but they are organizational
and need an idea to wrap them around. Meant to be? It sounds
good thus far.
Miles showed up along with Dr. Gerhardstein. The doc was a
surprise. I did invite him, he answered with a droll
\u201cAbsolutely, there is little else to do; I will try to make it\u201d.
I wasn\u2019t sure that he meant it. His wife headed off to New York
to see a Broadway show with their daughter.
\u201cHelen insisted that I come here. She is off to see a
Wizard of Oz treatment from the witch\u2019s perspective. I think
that she might doesn\u2019t want me to know her tactics.\u201d
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