Michael Totten

Leaving


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.