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I regret to tell you that I'm going to have to miss Netroots Nation.

I need to have surgery - fortunately, minor surgery - and the best guy in the world on this says we shouldn't wait beyond next week. Between his gentle insistence and the facts that I will not be missing any work (duh) and that it should result in a significant improvement in one area of my health, I'm going to go ahead and do it now. The problem is that while I'll (hopefully) be out of the hospital quickly, the process demands that one reserve at least two weeks of not really moving very far from a bed, let alone travel even by car or train.

I apologize to the organizers and of course all of you who are attending, and want to thank Nolan Treadway in particular for his understanding and assistance. I hope you have a great event and I'm sorry I can't be there.

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