That's my business partner Tom Field on the other side of the water glass at Valley Business FRONT's table at the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce's annual meeting last night at the Hotel Roanoke. We were there to hear former Gov. Gerald Baliles give an excellent 10-minute speech about the history of monetary policy failures in the U.S., given over 40 minutes. Baliles was one of Virginia's best governors, but not one of its best speakers. That's Tom and his wife Emily on the left and me with my buddy Christine at the right. We're wearing our grownup clothes. 'Twas fun.