I walked off of West 52nd Street today and into a government in exile, of sorts. Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, and I are at the Clinton Global Initiative the next few days - along with 1,300 other people, including 52 heads of state, a bunch of CEOs, some NGO heads, and a roomful of bloggers and media types here in the basement. So my blogging here will be light as a brief late-summer rain. But I will say that I'm struck once again with the skill that former President Clinton employs in concocting this gathering - and how a new American spirit of global collaboration is so damned necessary after January, 2009. Sure, I'm a skeptic, but the very gathering is inspiring. My posts and those of my partner in onPhilanthropy, the brilliant Susan Carey Dempsey, are here. Hope you check in.