I love Eugene — lovely place, great school, good people — and I’m flying back there, leaving tomorrow and staying for the weekend, for a science conference and to meet with old friends. It’s got all the best stuff: copacetic venue, interesting subjects (zebrafish!), nostalgia, wonderful people (the zebrafish community is exemplary that way), and best of all, I don’t have to work! I’m chairing one of the sessions, apparently, but otherwise I have no obligations other than to learn and enjoy myself.
Oh, and I guess that there will be an informal get-together over breakfast on Sunday morning, in the restaurant at the Valley River Inn, before I flit off to the airport. Feel free to stop by and say hello. I’m relaxing, though, not performing, so this will just be a convivial brunchy sort of thing.
I intend to revitalizing my old hippie juices and come back an even more mellow Oregonian.