No, this is not a goodbye.
As you may have noticed, activity here at U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor has been at a minimum, but fear not -- I continue to investigate federal spending, particularly foreign aid-related ventures, and I intend to continue sheeding light on otherwise un- or under-reported taxpayer-funded endeavors.
But doing so while simulataneously working as an educator and as a freelance writer sure makes it difficult to give this blog the attention it deserves.
As my personal priority must be to support my family, I have sold some of my best articles to WND.com, which -- since the very month the Monitor emerged some three years ago -- has recognized the value of the reporting via this site. Indeed, WND Founder Joseph Farah was so impressed with one of the first Monitor articles that he bought exclusive rights to it for 48 hours.
I have since sold many dozens of articles to WND, which I am indeed allowed to reprint here two days after publication; however, with competiting demands with which to contend, the Monitor -- temporarily -- has taken a back seat to other priorities.
I look forward to resuming a more consistent publication schedule here at the Monitor.