VERY full morning & afternoon. Started in the most delightfully unexpected way – having breakfast around the corner from the Moscone Center (home of the event), was eating & reading when I heard, “DEEV!” ring out. It was Claire Parker, a film maker I first met around this time last year at Book Culture in NYC, where Ashton gave a talk on THIS CHAIR ROCKS; Claire is a change agent in my life – it was Claire who clued me into last year’s Positive Aging conference in DC, which sent me deeper into my truest of True North life work. Had a few words with Jo Ann Jenkins, AARP president & the alliance-forming Ben Franklin of the elder care revolution to Ashton Applewhite’s rally-the-troops Tom Paine. Basked in a performance by the always magical Anthony Hyatt, fiddler extraordinaire. And I really & truly had a brief exchange with one of my top transformational “book mentors,” come off my shelves & standing before me in real life ~ ~ WENDY LUSTBADER!!