I hated my Chapel Hill neighbors, lounging at the pool in 78F, as I was leaving for the cold, snowy Boston. The room was full of brilliant people, each coming from a different background and having different experiences, expertise and ideas. The World has been making podcasts for quite a while, but just recently started doing science podcasts - four so far: check them out. Then we went to Casablanca for some food and beer with friends: Anna Kushnir, Emily Chenette, Rachel Davis, Mary Mangan, Elsa Youngsteadt, Blake Stacey, David Whitlock, Michael Feldgarden and David Ozonoff . I love meeting friends, old and new, wherever I travel.