In this column that goes out with every special edition of the Advocacy Update related to the NAIC, I usually have a fairly sharp (and hopefully humorous) take on an issue or on the NAIC in general. But today, I just don’t have it me. Oh, I could once again berate the NAIC for its process of handling issues or closed-door meetings, or any other of the oldies but goodies. Fear not, those things are all still there, and after I return from the meeting I’m certain I’ll be in a fighting mood about something. But for today, I’m taking the easy route, this space is devoted to a different style – I’m just going to provide some bullets and random thoughts about the upcoming meeting that hopefully are useful.