I did the early registration thing, and was really excited about joining y'all for my first Netroots Nation next month in San Jose. Ain't gonna happen. Since registering, I got assigned to direct a small charity serving low income people in my hometown, and I just can't take off in the midst of our start-up phase, still continuing for awhile.
So, I checked with the organizers of NN13 to make sure it was cool, and then decided to put my registration up for auction on ebay to benefit my underfunded (is there another kind?) non-profit agency.
You can bid at: http://cgi.ebay.com/...
You'll help us help folks who are falling through the so-called safety net, and maybe get a bargain on your own registration. Could anything be more win-win?
I'm just closing the office now, so this might look like a hit and run for awhile, but I'll pop in often to answer questions, or just chat.
Thanks for takin' a look at this.
9:24 PM PT: SOLD! And thanks to all of you, and especially the generous soul who clicked on the "buy it now" button to pony up $100! (I included that button because I couldn't in conscience sell the registration for substantially more than I had paid for it, even for charity.) Although, anyone interested in supporting our work with and for people living in the conditions of rural poverty can check out the Augustinian Center of the Columbia Gorge facebook page -- there's a "donate" button there, of course.