So I’m back. I pretty much packed my time by attending (interesting) seminars at the ASM meeting and took a bunch of notes. I might put up a summary here soon. Meanwhile, I’m going to try to get through today in at least a semi-coherent manner. I think I caught something at the meeting (hah!) because I started feeling unwell when I got to the airport. Oh, the irony of getting sick at a convergence of microbiologists.