It was my great fortune today to have lunch with Gerry Riskin and Rob Millard of Edge International, and my partner, Nicole Auerbach.  Wow. Wow. Wow.  I’m a huge fan of Edge.  Gerry or Rob, alone, will inspire a great conversation, but together they ensure that the conversation will be eye-opening, mind-expanding and thought-provoking.  But then watching the interaction with Nicole, one of the most creative lawyers I know, just made me want to put aside my lunch and watch and listen.  For those of you who know me or even have just seen my picture, you know that it takes a lot for me to push aside a meal.  But in the course of an hour, we covered legal issues spanning the globe and some Valorem-specific issues as well.  And there is no one better than Gerry at listening to a person grasp at an opportunity that seems a tad elusive and then making one or two suggestions that brings unimagined clarity to the situation.  And then Gerry paid, too.  What a great day.