What's wrong with me? I passed up an all-expense company-paid trip to Maui, Hawaii. Why didn not I cover the AICPA Fall Council in person? Quite simply, I didn't think our readers would get much out of me attending.

I have to agree with the comments of my esteemed colleague Tracey Segarra, editor of Electronic Accountant, in her "A New Beginning?" column that the inaugural address at the Council Meeting by new AICPA chairman William Ezzell's was impressive. I particularly liked his reference to "We, as a profession" and his statement "We must make sure CPAs everywhere--including those yet to enter our profession--truly understand and live by the core values that make us great."

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