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Taking a break

This is the post I have been trying to avoid having to make all day.  But I don't think I can avoid it any longer.

Those following the news closely may have heard of all the ways in which Brandeis is making news nationally with the selling of its art museum.  I've mentioned a couple times before that, outside of running Bullets Forever, I also serve as the Editor-in-chief of the Brandeis paper of record.  Needless to say, with everything that is happening with the University, I am stretched pretty thin at this point.  

It is with this in mind that I want to tell everyone that I have decided to take a break from performing the day-to-day operations of this blog.  That means that you'll likely not see very many front-page posts from me for the time being.  I'm handing over those responsibilities to Jake, Truth and a user from this blog who has yet to answer my e-mail invitation for the job (you know who you are, answer your e-mail!) until things start to calm down here and I feel ready to devote as much time to the site as it deserves.  

Personally, this was a very difficult thing for me to do, but that is only because of how much I will miss it.  I'm very confident that, under the leadership of Jake and Truth, this community will continue to thrive.  Both of those guys deserve a wider audience for their writing talents.  They may not have the same perspective or writing style, but they are both outstanding bloggers and they have proven that over and over again.  And the state of the community is better than I ever could have anticipated.  The quality of dialogue, the number of active commenters and the number of site hits have all gone up this year even when the team has been so bad. 

I do not know when I will feel ready to return to my previous role, but let me be clear: I will be back.  (And yes, as Jake pointed out to me, that sounds very much like the Gilbert Arenas company line).  I don't know when, or if, stuff at Brandeis is going to calm down, but when it does, you will all know.  Truthfully, I'll probably be checking the site, checking the comments and such even while I'm taking this break.  I'll still be around to share advice and be in the background.  The only difference is that I will no longer be the one writing many of the main posts. 

Again, this was difficult for me to do, but I step aside for the time being knowing the spirit of this site will continue to be maintained.