"Wish I could attend. You have been an inspiration to me over the years. We wish you the very best. I was hoping you would find your way through Chicago and stop for a chat ( fireside) with us. Thank you for all your sharing.
"I too have enjoyed reading this and several other articles the last couple of days. James, is there a way to communicate with you in a more private setting? I have a couple of things I would like to discuss with you.