Warm greetings. Various iterations of questions on your well-being, your family, your work projects, your general satisfaction and/or happiness. Platitudinal not-really-updates on what’s “new” with me. Vague generalizations about my life/work. Meaningless self-reflection on recent travels and random musings about potential future trips. General blather. Self-deprecating humor. Brief quips. Acknowledgement of our respective time-constraints. Carefully worded well-wishes. Friendly closing sentiments.