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Saturday, December 31, 2005

Some good news

A happy end to 2005, with the news that Kate Burton & her parents have been released unharmed after their kidnapping in Gaza last week.

The Israeli/Palestinian conflict seems to be making news again in the blogosphere (partly due to the release of a number of "controversial" {commercial?} books in time for Christmas), and I am not going to even bother to debate the situation here. Partly beacuse I doubt that I could change anyone's mind - it is an issue that seems to tap directly into our inner emotions, and partly because I don't have anything useful to say.

Despite living in the disputed area for nearly a year, which did make me re-evaluate my indoctrinated upbringing, my feelings are very mixed on the subject. But recent events on both sides have at least made me belive there may be a resolution one day - without any genocide!

On a personal note, FiL is much better today. The scan showed a clot, so treatment for that & his cholesterol levels have started, and compliment his previous treatments. We're going in mob-handed today to "cheer him up", and take a few DVD's (and a DVD player) for him, as he's been moved into a rehab ward - in the delightful old building that Aggie enjoyed a couple of months ago.

Here's wishing you, and us, a happy new year, and my fervant wish that 2006 will be a year of wealth, health & success, however you measure those things:-)


  • At Saturday, December 31, 2005 4:26:00 pm, Blogger utenzi said…

    Happy New Year, Mrs Aginoth. I'm visiting from Michele's.

    Thanks for all the work you've done on Blog Explosion, Mrs A. You've given me 19 points as a result! Have you noticed that their site has been a wee bit slow this past week?

    The Middle East is such a difficult place to swim in politically or culturally--and have I mentioned religion? If you're familiar with the Uncle Remus tales for kids, the Middle East is a true "tarbaby".

  • At Saturday, December 31, 2005 4:32:00 pm, Blogger Lisa said…

    I'm with utenzi... the Middle East is one of those things like religion and politics, that I don't bring up in conversation unless I know the person really well and/or I'm ready for a lively and maybe heated discussion.

    Glad to hear the FiL is better! Happy New Year to you and yours, Mrs A.!

  • At Saturday, December 31, 2005 4:33:00 pm, Blogger J Anderson said…

    I'm finding it interesting how everyone, including militants, are banding together to try to save aid workers.

    I think that perhaps there is hope in the Middle East.

    Michele sent me.

  • At Saturday, December 31, 2005 4:44:00 pm, Blogger Kyahgirl said…

    Happy new year Mrs. A!
    I hope that things settle down with Mr. A's Dad.

    take care,

  • At Saturday, December 31, 2005 6:59:00 pm, Blogger Karen said…

    A happy new year to you, too!

    BTW, Michele sent me.


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