On the day before I was to head out West, my mother, June, became seriously ill. She is now in hospice care and I am staying with her for the duration. I was so looking forward to meeting everyone in Seattle, Bellingham, and the San Francisco Bay area. I hope that we can see each other sometime in the near future.
So much is uncertain right now that I can't say when things will resume but when more is known, I'll announce it here.
Thanks in advance for understanding.