WE CAN HOPE I am saying a prayer for the people of Iraq today. Tomorrow is their election, and the violence has been escalating for a long time. Last night on the news, a reporter interviewed an elderly Iraqi man who said that he would vote tomorrow “if the weather is good”. The reporter explained


    GHOSTS I started writing this morning and what came out was so depressing, even I couldn’t read it. So I scrapped it. Sometimes The Dark Side beckons me. It makes me feel clever to be cynical. But it’s wrong. Cynicism serves no constructive purpose, other than the occasional perverse chuckle. I was raised in an