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"Violence Reaches Israel- Syria Border"
"FBI in Petraeus Case Under Security"
"Afghan Women Fear Rights Will Erode"
"Xi Inherits an Economy That Needs Work"
"Lenders at Odds Over Greek Debt"
"Green Party Shakes Up German Politics"
"Spanish Bank Freeze Foreclosures"
"Sex, Lies and Gmail"
"Earth to GOP: Get a Grip"
'Turkey's Islamist Turn, 10 Years Later"
But there is good news: "U.S Redraws World Oil Map" writing that shale boom here will surpass Saudi Arabia oil production by 2020 and "Looking Past Fiscal Cliff to a Genuine Tax Overhaul."
And in the front section, a book review: Ian McEwan's latest, Sweet Tooth. It is a spy novel and looks good. Atonement was excellent.
In the back section: "New Rules for Flirting," and a music review, Mary Black, an Irish singer and songwriter who just had a successful opening night in New York. Her new album is "Stories from the Steeples," featuring Irish, Australian, and British song writers.
So there it is - - choices. The U.S. is not the only country to have serious economic problems and scandals. Look at the trees, not the forest. Count your blessings, read a good book, flirt a little, buy an album from a artist that is unfamiliar.
Tomorrow, a real pleasure - - the Van Gogh exhibit, which we will see with friends from out of town. It should give me more positive "trees" to write about.
Are you a "Forest" or a "Trees" person?