As usual, I forget how much more difficult posting will be while on a trip, but that is about to end, since I am waiting on the Seabourn Sojourn for the call ashore, then to the airport. I just want to shout out to the universe my gratitude for all the blessings of my life, which includes the support of friends, new and old. Loved lecturing on the cruise to such interested audiences. I look forward to the next time, but not too much because I plan to embrace and enjoy every minute of my life between now and Christmas/New Years, when I am cruise lecturing again for Silversea in the Caribbean. Yes, I am the most fortunate person on earth–and I never forget that. I may need this mantra many times today as I sit squished in an airplane seat and hang out interminably in airports waiting for connections, but so it goes. Here I am toasting life with my traveling companion, Beverly. Home to the new boyfriend, tennis, golf, and a much stricter diet! Bye bye champagne!