No Speaking Gigs For Me

Hey, thanks to all the people asking if I’m giving a talk somewhere in the Windy City. I’m not. If I were more enterprising, and if the schedule was less packed, I would have set-up a meet-up at some watering hole. But I didn’t. I’m merely one of the dimmer panelists at an intellectual Pentaveret meeting. Not open to the public. 

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