I'll put your article suggestion on my list. I have several friends who converted to Judaism and I'd love to explore the path that leads to that decision.
What are your "conservative tendencies"? I'm curious how people draw the line. I'm not sure how to label myself. We go to an orthodox synagogue but don't fully observe traditional laws. Does that make me modern orthodox? conserva-dox? does it depend on the given day and what I happen to be doing or wearing?