Having some time to reflect on it, the Boston trip was a life-changing experience. How I react to it is up to me, but I am certain it has shifted the course of my life, one way or another. I may try to lift anchor earlier than I had planned, if it can be arranged. Everything I have and am is now withdrawn again into my hand, shaped like dice.
P.S. If I have any readers at MIT, please get in touch. Seriously.