The easy answer is, "yes, I'm OK. Thanks for asking. Other folks, not so much."

I've been one of the lucky 60 million or so to be riding out what was Hurricane Sandy (now turning into the worst Halloween snowstorm kids in the lakes region have ever experienced) — and I got off lucky. As did the 1,300 or so other folks who, maybe against some prevailing logic, came to suburban Washington D.C. on the weekend for the ASPPA annual conference.

We started seeing the whitecaps down the middle of the street last night. I stayed indoors and watched things on TV, and hoped that the power wouldn't go out.

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