This Doctor Zero guy is great!

For those of you who want to know what hell might be like, I recommend the novel, The Road, which I read today in one sitting from Manchester, UK to Chicago. Powerful, relentless, and cathartic all wrapped up in a less than 300 page package.

A hopeful sign for me was the young twenty four-ish Moslem woman, all but her face covered, and traveling with an older woman, maybe her Mother, came up to me because I was also at the gate early and asked me if she was in the right place for the plane to Chicago. She had a rather thick Arabic accent (I'm pretty sure that's what it was) and made eye contact and was very polite. There was something about her which gave me hope that indeed there can be a reformation within that now medieval faith. It is the same feeling I had when a nice Pakistani doctor treated my ulcerated gum for free and the young Pakistani pharmacists who also took the time to help me. It is easy to project what we want to see onto others. The 9/11 hijackers were not poor, downtrodden unemployable people, nor were the London bombers of July 7.