STF is more than just my annual solo vacation. True, late-night parties with Tony Toldeo, hot-tubbing with Laura Packer, and getting back-rubs and sly winks from Jim LaChapelle are definite perks. But STF is also, ahem, a growth experience for me. That's not to say that I didn't eat a lot (I did); it's just that I also had the chance to
a) try out telling a new story in a hot tub
b) hear many sides of controversial and current issues in the storytelling community
d) listen to some very smart and eloquent people talk and tell
e) see people wear moose hats
and that's not something you can say about the average vacation. I consider myself very lucky. Now I have to go transfer the laundry, we'll talk more later.