Yes, there are many other things to write about. My move to Ballwin, Missouri has interrupted both my observations of the world at large and my commenting on them. Still, a singularly inspiring photo caught my eye: The evil, hate-mongering Benedict XVI plays nice with the new Palestinian leader. When I was a cynical young man, I’d have made good humor about this. Today, though, and only by God’s beneficence, I see nothing but hope. Nothing but hope. Hope eternal, in God, through Christ His son, our Lord. Amen.