Thought to ponder for today:
One secret to small town success: our long drives.
When we make the long drive back from a meeting or conference in a group, we spend the time brainstorming and planning together. When we drive back alone, we're dreaming and coming up with plans. People with short drives home don't have that built-in time to process what they've learned.
Note: a long drive in the urban traffic is not an adequate substitute.