I've just returned from Des Moines and am collecting my thoughts. The trip to Des Moines wasn't at all what I had anticipated or expected, and I have to reframe for myself what really happened vs. what I wanted to happen.
I also thought about continuing to delete and close the blog, and returning to posting on the bulletin boards, but a few people who don't have access to the military list serves asked me to keep blogging. I'll continue to send out fact-based summaries for the bulletin boards, but I'll try to flesh out my impressions for the blog.
Thanks for all your support and kind words, and your interest in what a little ol' housewife in the 'burbs has to say. ;)