Anybody who has watched an evening newscast or spent five minutes on a financial website has heard of the state of the economic infrastructure in California. If you haven’t, then I’ll give you the one-word summary: dire. While battling a bit of insomnia this evening, I spent ample time bouncing around and catching up on [...]

The countdown is on. I’m putting together the bags and readying my head for what will assuredly become a five-day marathon. At 6:10 am PT, the wheels should be up and I’ll be crashed out for a brief nap before arriving in Dallas. I don’t suspect that the weather will stop me out of LA, [...]