Don't worry all -- especially MaxedOutMama -- I'm ok. I'm just on a long-term assignment in the Middle East. I'm likely there, with a few trips back to DC, until at least mid December.
I'm temporarily acting as a bureaucrat for a government, managing a staff of 70 plus people, and trying to set policy for the country. In this position, opinion-writing, even in my spare time, would be unwise. And blogging from my hotel, where that same government is paying for my Internet connection, would be foolish (even were I not exhausted after 10 hours at the office). Given that, I've got to take a break from public positions for a bit.
That doesn't mean this blog is dead--just slower.
But I'm fine. Below is a picture of me that will allow the motivated to figure out where I am:
More pictures to come.