Another year, another ASA. A few highlights, before I forget them in a haze of post-ASA sleep…
The best “panel” I saw, however, was on Sunday. I had the misfortunate fortune of being able to duck out of ASA to attend a memorial service for my godmother*. Eight of her former lawyer colleagues told stories of her work and life. The ceremony ended with two of her favorite sayings – “What a long, strange trip it’s been” and “May the Force be with you”. I couldn’t say it any better.**
Things I won’t miss? The heat, and not sleeping enough.
Thanks to everyone I talked to, hung out with, presented to, heard present and so on. Next year in Chicago!
* No god was involved in the making of this fictive kinship, but there aren’t very many evocative secular terms.
** Well, I probably would have said “The force will be with you, always.” But a memorial service isn’t really a time for excessive technicality, even if it makes a nicer sentiment.