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Missing the Woodstock of pain conferences

 •  • by Paul Ingraham
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Todd Hargrove on the San Diego Pain Summit:

You may have heard some of the buzz about the conference on social media. The conference definitely had a very buzzy feel to it, kind of Woodstockish, as if something important was happening, and Mr. Jones didn’t know what it was.

I’ve never felt more like I was missing an event I belonged at. But I’m a private, bookish recluse by nature and as poor a traveller as there ever was. When I travel, I do not sleep! (Some people probably scoff at that excuse. People who don’t know insomnia. And would be crushed by it if they did. Or perhaps the scoffers are just way, way more badass and resilient than me — maybe there’s some like that too.)