Ciao, Beautiful People.

When I wrote my first guest-post at the Prospect two weeks ago, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was cautioning against a speedy exit for then-President Hosni Mubarak, and no one was predicting a broader regional uprising. Today, Mubarak is deposed and autocratic states are bloodying protesters across the Middle East and North Africa. Stay tuned.

It's been a pleasure dedicating extra time lately to keeping my fingers on the pulse of history in the making, and sharing that with you. My warmest thanks go out to the Prospect's readers, writers, and staff, especially Monica Potts, Pema Levy, and Adam Serwer.

I should warn anyone considering following me here that updates are sometimes unintelligent, occasionally unintelligible, and potentially inflammatory. And in signing off, I'd like to borrow a line from an old friend of mine:

I want more babies. More babies. We love babies.

I couldn't have said it better myself.