Yes, I have survived and can live to tell you about the Golf Digest Panelist Summit presentation I gave this evening in Pinehurst's St. Andrews Room. Rees Jones sat in the front row, which made things interesting when I showed a few photos of his work. But I have to say, the panelists were by far the best audience I've ever spoken to. They were fully engaged and asked some great questions after, while some offered very thoughtful counterpoints to my horribly biased take on classic architecture. Sorry, I know, you wanted horror stories!
I'd share more but there's a great history of Pinehurst on the hotel room widescreen that I just have to watch. And you hopefully have better things to do anyway.