As happens with increasing frequency, real life must take precedence over the cyber life. I feel like I am bouncing between hospitals and doctors. My brother S is still in hospice, and one of my children is in need of all my attention as he undergoes some tests that are scaring the heck out of us. I wanted to put this terrific read before you, though, Written by Jonathan Pitts of the Baltimore Sun. There are some who say we are very nearly engaged in a “bloodless civil war.” I don’t know about that – perhaps we are – but we haven’t yet finished learning about the first (horrific and bloody) civil war. Jon Pitts is an extremely fine writer, and MacPherson sounds like a rare teacher, as well. Enjoy.