June 19, 2007

A Short Break

By Michael J. Totten

I’m going to get an overdose of reality as soon as I start my Baghdad/Fallujah/Ramadi circuit, so for now I’m taking a two-day break from reality at a cabin in the woods in the middle of nowhere.

(Yes, Oregon has free wi-fi even up here. Amazing.)

I’ll be back shortly. Even sooner if I can’t resist the temptation to blog…

Posted by Michael J. Totten at June 19, 2007 02:28 PM

I might recommend a side trip to Baqubah. Then again, maybe not...

Posted by: Salamantis at June 19, 2007 03:20 PM

Hey Michael, I love the blog, good luck on your break and then on your foray to Iraq. I hope eventually you can do some reporting from "Hamastan." I'll be in Beirut for a bit (your pieces about feeling like its a home from home really inspired me) and I'll try to get some reporting done from there.

Thanks :)

Posted by: Phillip at June 19, 2007 03:22 PM

Well-earned. Enjoy it.

Posted by: MattW at June 19, 2007 03:43 PM

(Yes, Oregon has free wi-fi even up here. Amazing.)

If you're reachable via pager, cellphone, or email, you aren't really 'in the middle of nowhere'.

I hope you're spending the time with your wife instead of babysitting the comments section. ;-)

Posted by: rosignol at June 19, 2007 05:04 PM

Don't do stupid things Michael.

Posted by: Vp at June 19, 2007 05:07 PM

MJT, are you wishing for a boy or a girl?

Posted by: Solomon2 at June 19, 2007 05:36 PM

Enjoy your relaxing time!

Posted by: Ghassan at June 19, 2007 06:57 PM

wish you blissful relaxation. you deserve it!

Posted by: Frieda at June 19, 2007 11:43 PM

I'm headed down to Lincoln City in August myself. Found a beach house with DSL. :-)

Posted by: jvon at June 20, 2007 06:21 AM

I hope you get some much needed decompression in the Oregon wilderness. The reality of all that is going on has weighed on me lately as well, and I'm just a spectator from afar! I think you're going to need all the energy you can get once you leave for the sandbox.

By the way, the new blogpatron contribution mechanism is great. I hope Mike Yon also implements it soon. You have no more excuses, people. Keep MJT blogging and traveling.

Posted by: lunaslide at June 20, 2007 01:49 PM

So are you going finally?

Posted by: Yehudit at June 24, 2007 03:10 PM
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