The time has come for me to announce my retirement from the blogosphere.
I no longer have the motivation to consistently write good posts on the Middle East. Rather than let the quality slip, I will be walking away from the blog, Michael Jordan style.
A special thanks goes out to all those who contributed to MediaShack through writing comments. I as well as other readers have learned an enormous amount from hearing different perspectives, many coming from people with experience and knowledge of the Middle East far greater than mine.
I also also want to thank all those who contributed as posters, and especially Blackstar for constant editorial guidance and not hesitating to tell me to shut the %^&* up on the few occasions when I may have written something stupid or outrageous.
It’s been fun. Keep it real,