The picture below is the view from my room at the Ritz Carlton downtown Philadelphia. I’m in town for a few days presenting at a conference. As an infrequent visitor to this area of the country, I am always invigorated by the "buzz" and energy that comes from having big buildings, lots of people, and a million great restaurants in a small area. I’ll be more excited to get back to my wife, kids, and the pumpkin patches in Iowa…but for now, I’m enjoying the elitism. I’ll probably dine at The Capital Grille tonight and have an absinthe and a Padron 1964 at the Mahogany on Walnut Cigar Lounge. By Wednesday, I’ll be back to pork chops and apple sauce.