OF PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS - "An Almost Impenetrable Innocence"


By Tony Russell

With Kevin getting up early to work out before school starts, I've been getting an early start as well. In fact, my editor complimented me on my punctuality, in his usual gruff style. ("About time you began to put in a full day's work for a full day's pay.") So I now seem to be on the same morning schedule as my neighbor's foreign exchange student, Aadil.

I saw him walking down the sidewalk--heavily laden with books, as usual. Pulling alongside him I yelled, "Want a ride?"

"Good morning. Thank you, I would be most grateful," he said.

"Just push that stuff aside and toss your books in the back seat."

He looked at the mound of football gear, jackets and hats, notebooks, sandwich wrappers, candy bar wrappers, towels, sales flyers, and cloth shopping bags. "I can hold my books," he said. "It is no inconvenience. I do not wish to disturb your possessions."

"Suit yourself," I said. "Tell me, you seem to follow politics, what do you think of this Syrian situation?"

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