I just returned from a week long confab with a group that’s trying to revitalize a long neglected neighborhood in Memphis, Tennessee. I go to these gatherings because I love the people. They’re smart, charming, and passionate. We hang out, talk late into the night, eat well, and bounce ideas off each other. The people who invited me are well aware of the fact that I roll my eyes at their professional activities and arrive with a bad attitude. Yet they still ask me to join them again and again. I’ll be devoting a few blog posts to my Memphis adventures for whatever it’s worth. Gird your loins.