Well, and I guess sadly, the optimism of the spring has turned into the
downturn of the fall. Volatility is everywhere and Rob is constantly
busy working with new data. It's a disturbing, frightening, and
worrying moment in our world with also incredible opportunities to
study, write and lecture. Rob has been interviewed on every news
outlet and we just returned from the meeting of the committee on
Systemic Risk at the World Economic Forum Global Agenda meeting in
Dubai. Sheik Mohammed, Prime Minister, was just furious about what he
sees as the failures and excesses of the banks and their effect on his
economic outlook. Let's hope that the unfolding pain is short.
On the brighter side, children continue to grow, people to live and love, and our grandchild to delight.