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Detours, roadblocks and greetings from the West.

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The view from our hotel balcony was spectacular. We had just arrived at the Las Vegas Cosmopolitan, part of the Marriott chain of hotels, and were pleased to be given a suite on the fifty-first floor. It had a balcony with outdoor seating no less. As I said to Margo, we could live like this! Perhaps not; then again, maybe the Vegas strip might be a good alternative to winters in Colorado. This proved to be one of the highlights of our excursion to Las Vegas as it came down to business; all-business with few opportunities to step back and unwind. The occasion was the annual HPE conference, the big tent-marketing event that HPE branded as HPE Discover 2022. Margo and I were representing a client and with that came the responsibility of holding down a speaker’s spot on the agenda. Reminiscent of the many street-corner evangelists or up-and-coming politicians you run across in big cities these days, I was to give my presentation within a small theaterette that faced not just a busy corri