I sit at the gate. This plane will take me to JFK. The plane after that one will take me to Portland, Oregon for RailsConf 2007. I am an hour ahead of time. I have mostly conquered my cough and runny nose. I have an exit row window seat on the flight from JFK to Portland—hallelujah!
I began my journey with a great deal of personal and professional self-assurance. That won’t last long! But I am eager to see what the next few days have in store.