The hotel here is nice -- right in the Inner Harbor. The Aquarium looks to be just a block away, and there's a big Barnes & Noble bookstore close at hand. That's going to be convenient for picking up my Financial Times newspaper every day after the conference sessions end. My hotel (a Marriott) doesn't sell the FT; the helpful hotel staff member wasn't quite sure what sort of paper it is, but suggested I look for at at the nearby CVS Pharmacy (somehow I don't think so, but I just might check to see if Baltimore has a hidden intellectual side I wasn't aware of....).
Tomorrow morning I'm going to get up early and take the train down to Washington to visit the new Museum of the American Indian. Back to Baltimore in the late afternoon for the conference's opening reception, and then a dinner hosted by an investment group. Or I might wait and do Washington on Thursday, and skip the flying visit to New York. Right now, though, I think I'm just going to go to bed. Ciao!