Why won't you be there?
The organizers of both events graciously extended invitations, but what with the two books I have to finish this fall and several other appearances, I couldn't squeeze either event into my calendar. Sounds glam and busy, doesn't it? I could also have said, "What with piles of laundry to be washed and countless meals to be made around here ..." I do have a pang about missing these great events, though, especially as I'd love to take the bhangra lesson they're offering in Chicago. I'm bhangra-challenged.