I have been on the road for about a week now, and have been meeting some interesting people, like Stowe Boyd and some military officers who work at the Pentagon. With the latter, I had a great conversation about how blogging can help the Army -- particularly in recruiting. "Why aren't the recruiters blogging?" I asked. I volunteered to talk to some folks about my ideas on how blogging could be a strategic tool for them. Maybe they will take me up on it!
I also talked to some folks in the know about the Arab world. Very interesting conversations, and I feel a bit better about the state of the world after listening to these incredibly smart, dedicated people. It is nice to hear a point of view that doesn't come from appointed politicians, if you know what I mean.
People in DC are gearing up for the inaugural balls. Doesn't matter your party, they say...its a PARTY! (And a lot of them!) I had an opp to get a ticket, but I won't be able to get here that week, given my travel schedule.
The holidays are getting close (and I am still not done with shopping, much less wrapping!). This will be my last post until after the New Year, as I am planning on spending my days talking with family and friends in the same room with me vs. in cyberspace.
Merry Christmas...Happy Holidays...and of course, HAPPY NEW YEAR! I can't believe it is going to be 2005....