This is really unprofessional, but after mulling it over all weekend, I’ve realized that it would be cuh-razy to go to DC in November. The baby is just too young, is the main reason — and we don’t have a network of babysitters or anything. It’s just us chickens, with our multiple jobs, multiple schools, multiple personalities, etc.
I am still looking for speaking engagements in New England, though. And the little guys won’t be little forever, goodness knows, so travel for me is not out of the question, just postponed.
Thank you, so much, to everybody who offered lodging, help, and encouragement! There are so many of you I hope to meet in person some day.