I have to start today's post with a little gloating: My team was the only one in our session to win Volume 2 of the Real Escape Game! My group of four and the pair with whom we were placed put in a total team effort; every one of us contributed at least one solve or crucial insight. A great thrill. There's more REG on the horizon, including an online event that will start obscenely early in the morning for us West Coasters. Stay tuned for that.
With that victory under my belt, my mind is firmly fixated on the National Puzzlers' League convention, which I'll begin enjoying in Portland on Wednesday. Should be a solid hundred hours among my second family and, of course, lots of great puzzles. It sure is difficult to focus on life's other responsibilities in the hours leading up to the trip! You can look forward to a recap here, of course. Hope to see many of you there!