I didn’t do much today, except relaxing and catching up with Char, wandering out to a local Rite Aid, having a light lunch (small soup and 1/2 sandwich) at Au Bon Pain at a downtown food court, and publishing some of my long-overdue blog posts and some photos! This evening there was a welcome reception for the freelance conference attendees upstairs at the Sharp Edge Bistro on Penn Ave, about 10 easy blocks from the hotel. We met a few people there. Everyone seems nice and welcoming, and Pittsburgh locals are equally nice and welcoming. Tomorrow the conference starts. I won’t post conference notes here — instead you can find them on my business website (http://cybertext.wordpress.com), though I may not add them for a few days. My flights back home to Australia begin again on Sunday, and this, I think my 23rd trip to the US, will be over.