Last year I accepted an invitation to participate in the Utopiales Festival in Nantes, France, from November 1 to November 6 of this year. I had hoped to be informing everyone of our travel plans around this time. Unfortunately, due to several factors beyond my control, it will not be possible for me to attend.
I would like to publicly apologize to the organizers of the Festival. I should not have said yes to them unless I was sure I would be able to go. In the future I will not be accepting any invitations unless I am certain that I can stand by my promise.
Thank you all,
May 11, 2017