Whew... what a week that was. I am not joking when I say in ten short days I encountered royalty, presidents, prime ministers and Nobel laureates all in one place. Do you know how to address an ambassador (you say, "Your Excellency")? Never thought I'd have to pull that one out at work, but there you go. Now I'm home and back to business as usual, which is a less glamorous version of this picture. Although if you want to imagine me that way, then go right ahead. A Puppet Opera will return to its regularly scheduled programming very soon.