Hi, Fans! Can't wait to go to the greatest event in my lifetime outside of my Bar Mitzvah! ( Well, yes, my darling, the wedding is right up there with the great ones, too.) Inasmuch as I'm bringing my wife out to LA with me, we decided to take the Amtrak from New York. Then we'll rent a car for some of our return trip. While I m sweating it out under the lights of the Hyatt, Arleen will be shopping with some friends in Beverly Hills and traveling around the LA area. And, guess what? Who do you think's going to get the bills? Good guess. His name starts with "J' and ends up with the tab. But, these opportunities come up only rarely in a lifetime, and they are a great way to embed a permanent smile on your face. This will be my third trek to the VOICE conferences, and they get better each time. I can't tell you how much motivation and confidence and purpose has taken over my life since I started my long term relationship with the finest people in the world! Well, yes I can. It's absolutely amazing how so many folks with a common thread running through us, a true community, can get together to share our good feelings and learned thoughts without an iota of being judged or chastised. Reminds me of Father Flanagan's Boys Town slogan, "He ain't heavy, Father, he's my brother." I think that's what we are going to VOICE for -- to make us all participants, on many levels, in a mutual admiration and help society. So, KUDOS to Jim and Penny for germinating one of the greatest ideas of the century.