Tom spoke this morning in Anaheim to the International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association. He followed former Dallas Cowboy star Emmitt Smith to the podium and preceded former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.
Tom said: "Having watched Mr Smith torment my beloved San Francisco 49ers on several occasions, it was nonetheless a great treat to meet him. As I said to him, even when I'm rooting like a maniac for the other guys, it's always pure pleasure to observe Excellence of the sort he personifies. And it was a helluva speech!"
Following a demanding two weeks on the road in Mauritius, Sweden, Colorado, and California (about 25,000 miles, he guesses), Tom's heading to Vermont to enjoy over a month on his farm. There's a new addition to the family, Aussie puppy Lulu, the fourth canine member of the clan. Also on the animal front, he tells us that his other priority is "keeping the damn woodchucks out of Susan's fabulous garden." He heads out to Nairobi in mid-July.
Before blogging became all the rage, Tom was posting book reviews and Observations (essentially early blog posts) to this site. You can find the archives below.
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