I think all the regular readers here know that I've been very much involved with The Episcopal Majority and that the group is having its first meeting Friday in Washington, DC. I had planned to be there.
A few weeks ago, something came up at work that made it clear I would not be allowed to attend that meeting. I kept hoping things at work would change so that I could be at the meeting. And, of course, I've been in touch with the leaders of The Episcopal Majority, keeping them informed of my situation. Today it was finalized: I cannot go. My boss won't give me the time off. This is the hardest thing. I can't talk much about it now.
I already have hotel reservations at the Omni Shoreham Hotel – where most of the participants will be staying. Now I must cancel those reservations. But before I do, I want to see if any of you need that hotel room. I have reservations for Friday and Saturday nights. The rate is something like $145/night plus 14.5% sales tax. It's a room with two queen beds. I can transfer my reservation to someone else who needs lodging. If you need a hotel room, and want this one, post a comment here; I will get back to you quickly and transfer my reservation to your name. I'll need to transfer or cancel the reservation by Thursday night.
As to the rest of it – how devastated I am to miss this important meeting – I cannot talk about that now.
Update Nov. 2: The hotel reservation has been cancelled. Apparently all you good folks already had lodging arrangements, and for that I am grateful. Enjoy your time in DC, and -- most importantly -- I wish you a marvelous time at the "Remaining Faithful" meeting of The Episcopal Majority.