September 28, 2005


Today I leave for Beirut. I’ve been looking forward to this for months. But now that the day has arrived I feel the ache of homesickness — and I haven't even left yet. It’s something I'll have to get used to and learn how to manage. My wife lived abroad for a year and a half before we met. If she can do that, I can do this.

If it isn’t already obvious from the new banner at the top of the site, I will continue to blog in the Middle East. I signed a better-than-expected contract with Pajamas Media. The blog will make money. So the blog will stay active.

To everyone who clicks over to read what I have to say: thank you. If I had no audience I would not be going anywhere.

To all my friends and family: I will miss you all, and at times I will miss you terribly.

To those of you who will fly all the way out there and visit me: thank you. I’ll need it. And I promise you won’t regret it.

I’ll be back in early Spring. But now it's time to go. My next post will be from Beirut.

Posted by Michael J. Totten at September 28, 2005 12:55 AM
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