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December 30, 2006

Looking at 2007: Rest, Recovery, Recharge, Renaissance.

WAC? is getting and giving new ideas this week.

Today is the third day of the 26th annual New Year's Renaissance Weekend, a nonpartisan, private retreat for leaders in business and finance, education, religion, law and medicine, government, the media, science and technology, sports, non-profits and the arts. The gathering concludes January 1. This year's RW began begin with a tribute to last year's honorary co-chairman, Gerald Ford. The Renaissance Insititute was founded by Linda Lader and Philip Lader, the former U.S. Ambassador to England. Contents of the weekend's meetings are off the record.* The rules are, in short, that you can't openly (a) sell, (b) yell or (c) push a political party's agenda. People of all political persuasions attend. Its credo is "light--not heat".

*This year's New Year's RW includes among its participants a WAC? writer at his 6th RW meeting. The writer--a lawyer, ex-Democrat and lapsed narcissist--has been cleared by the Laders to report in a limited fashion in this blog on a few RW sessions (including "The History of Satan" and "What I'd Tell the President"), but is too moral, private, hoplessly elitist and lazy to do so.

Posted by Tom Welshonce at December 30, 2006 07:24 AM


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