Off to DC

Tomorrow morning I leave for most of a week in DC, as a guest of the Australian American Leadership Dialog.  Having selected Australia as the country with the greatest promise recently, I’m looking forward to meeting the new members of the Australian government, my fellow members of the AALD, and to having more fun with good friend Larry Smarr, who just helped Oz install a new Optiputer waystation in Melbourne and along the south / southeast coast of Australia.

The agenda includes future Optiputer plans, foreign relations, global economics, and a host of related discussions, at the White House, State Department, World Bank and the Ambassador’s residence. 

Something tells me I’ll be more comfortable with new PM Kevin Rudd’s view of the universe than with the current administration’s, but one hopes that seeds will be planted that the next administration can water and bring to fruition.

Perhaps I’m the fertilizer.