Off to North Island New Zealand with Susan for some “mud season” R & R … and a really cool conference. The latter is “Better By Design 2005.” The Kiwis seem to know better than we do that the old jig is up! This is a partially gov’t-supported Konference on Kool, as I call it. They are determined to push the already exciting nation farther & farther up the value-added chain … with my … Beloved DESIGN … as Lead Dog. Can’t wait to participate—slides will be posted on 29 & 30 March.