By James Thomas Rook Jr.
I realize there are many reasons to go to an Assembly, or Convention, and when my children were living at home they would go to others' conventions for a variety of reasons, as well as their own.
I would always ask them when they returned home "What did you learn that was new?" . This was important to me as I had to work long hours to afford to finance their explorations and socialization, which I thought was important ... but I still expected them to learn something new ... and since I was paying for their travels, to tell me what was going on.
Generally, attendance to an out of town Convention nearby would cost about $200 a day, times three days, so that would be $600.
Now that I am retired, and my income has been cut by about 80%, it's even MORE important to me to want to get good value for the time and money I would be spending for my wife and I to spend three days, traveling out of town, to learn something of lasting value .... something worth at least three days of our time, which is painfully obviously shorter, and the what is now considerable effort and considerable expense.
In Engineering it's important that the "Law of diminishing returns" be observed so that you do not go physically, mentally or emotionally bankrupt.
Perhaps I am just asking for some encouragement that the effort is worth the cost and effort, and that the benefit is worth it, so if I may ask ......
WHAT DID YOU LEARN THAT WAS NEW AT THE 2019 "LOVE NEVER FAILS" REGIONAL CONVENTION ?
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Here's to a more streamlined inbox, less conspiracy theories and actual news, and a 2019 even better than 2018.
Wishing you all the best,
p.s. - Soon you will see a lot of the small changes we have been working on in the background.
By Guest Nicole
El esperado undécimo álbum de Eddie Vedder y compañía saldrá hasta el otro año, según lo revela el bajista de la banda estadunidense Jeff Ament
unque Pearl Jam lanzaron en marzo el single Can't deny me, como anticipo de su próximo álbum, la espera aún será larga para sus fans, que al menos podrán gozar de la satisfacción de tener al grupo de gira durante el verano con una gira que pasará por Madrid -Mad Cool Festival- y Barcelona -Palau Sant Jordi- en julio.
"Necesitamos seis u ocho semanas sólidas para tallar todas estas ideas que tenemos y estamos grabando", ha dicho el bajista Jeff Ament en entrevista en el programa Kyle Meredith With, al que acudió para promocionar su álbum como solista.