Dress Code

So I'm in Maui speaking at a conference. I know ... your heart bleeds for me. But remember sitting with your knees to your chin for a nine-hour flight is more than enough penance for getting to work in the beautiful confines of Hawaii for a few days.

So I'm sitting outside after the session today watching all the participants and their spouses head off to an evening social event, and I have what I believe therapy would refer to as an epiphany or the breakthrough moment. It's one of those sensations when all of a sudden you have tremendous clarity as you come to a realization that could have a dramatic effect on your future.

I have finally come to understand that I am a 42-year-old-man who possesses nothing that would remotely qualify as "resort casual."

That simple reality speaks volumes.