Just back from Day 1 at the Denver ACS meeting.  Spent the afternoon at the INORG session celebrating the 50th anniversary of the journal Inorganic Chemistry.  As usual, Harry Gray stole the show with his talk- today it was on oxo complexes. What I like about Gray is that he shows the younger members that being socially constipated is not manditory for success in chemistry.  Maybe it’s his delivery, but after a Gray talk I leave feeling like I have gotten a glimpse of the future.

Attendance is down a bit due to hurricane Irene.  Looks like the Atlantic coast dodged the bullet. Earth quakes, hurricanes … what next? Cane toads?