I love driving my car across country. It gives me time to ponder, see the scenery, and discover some great eateries along the way. Most of the time I end up where I need to be, when I need to be there. A lot of that is due to planning long periods of time between my appointments, a luxury I've spent years cultivating. But sometimes the forces of nature, mechanics, and the department of transportation conspire to make me late for meetings that can't be rescheduled. And that's what happened to me a couple weeks ago, when I missed the entire UConnect conference in Nashville.