Henry came home from school the other day concerned for his buddy Rasha's dad, who returned to Palestine in early December. He had some vague idea of the war going on over there. I saw my neighbor the other day and while I did not have the courage to ask her whether Mohammed was in the Gaza strip, I assumed he was safe because she seemed okay. I probably should not assume anything and plan to say something to her when I see her next. The nytimes has a good Op. Ed piece on the Gaza conflict and Matty alerted me to this piece from the Huff. Post, which is also illuminating.