Three weeks on the job, two profiles in the news. First the Puget Sound Business Journal and now Crosscut.com. Not too shabby. But what I like about the Crosscut article is not just the opportunity to stare at my own headshot. Although, hey, nice smile. Instead, I think the article does a nice job of laying out out some of the key issues that our region and state face in the effort to ensure a strong, pro-trade policy environment. Your beloved State of Trade blog has already referenced many of these same issues: the limitations of trade data in terms of services and software, the resistance to increased trade from groups that fear the loss of American jobs...and, my personal favorite, the lack of understand that trade isn't just things that go in containers that go on ships.