Still in St. Louis, but I have survived my swim across an ocean of gin and should be back to normal (or at least Washington, DC, far though it is from normal) later today.
At the dinner for the graduating conservatives / libertarians / anti-leftist types, I gave an ex tempore talk on Paul Elmer More (cribbing from this Modern Age essay), Phyllis Schlafly (another alum of Washington University), and the campus's long-running mini-Woodstock, WILD (which stands Walk In, Lay Down). I was in favor of all three, attempting to tie them together with the theme of "tradition." Even a mini-Woodstock, non-conservative in origin and practice, can be a tradition well worth conserving. And so it is.