Well, I'm back from Nashville, and I have to say that I had a REALLY GREAT time at the ASAE & The Center Annual Meeting. The staff did a fantastic job. It was obvious that a great deal of creativity went into the planning for the meeting, and all of their efforts paid off by elevating the energy and enthusiasm level throughout. The buzz among the attendees was awesome...everyone I talked to had fun and learned a great deal. Most importantly, no one walked away from the meeting with the impression that this was your typical cookie-cutter ASAE meeting. The spirit of the merged organization was unleashed in Nashville. Now it must be sustained everyday, day after day. I'll offer a few thoughts on that subject on another day. Today, I want to focus on some reflections on Nashville.