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When asked if there was any place he wanted to go, my 94-year-old father replied, "Branson." So my husband and I are at the Tulsa, OK airport to meet his flight from Oregon. Tomorrow we'll drive to Branson, MO for a week of midwest-style entertainment. Even though "places to go and people to see" is a trite, oft-used phrase, it's worthy of consideration. As the 16th-century French poet Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux recommended in his Art of Poetry: "Hurry... slowly, one hundred times go back to your intent and strengthen it." I intend to festina lente (hurry slowly) as I go places and see people with my father.