The reason you haven't heard from me in a while is that I've been on vacation. Well-seasoned proposal professionals know how important it is to take time out and recharge our batteries. Lucky for me Ruth Turman had passage on Cunard's flag ship and just enough room in her suitcase for me. Perhaps I should have been indignant at having to travel "steerage" but at least she didn't make me pay for the trip. She snapped this shot of the Brooklyn cruise terminal while I was making sure my paperwork was in order.