I was going to write something about the "recognition of Jerusalem" thing, given that headline-reductionism has sucked all of the nuance out of the story and left us with the usual partisan shouting-past-one-other, but my heart's just not in it. It doesn't matter to the rock-throwers (figurative and literal) anyway. Search engines are your friend; this specific issue has been going on for far longer than you might think and is likely to keep on getting kicked down the road, while the State Department shops for real estate.
Take a little time today to be nice to someone. Be polite to everyone you meet. As individuals, we can't fix what's wrong in Washington, or the world; we can't even agree on what is wrong. But we can smile at people, and be friendly, and not cut people off in traffic or flip them off when they cut us off. We can make a small difference, and small differences add up.
(Of course, as I write this, I have an obnoxious one-sided headache that has me as crabby as anything. Essayist, start with thyself!)
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