Linguist, lexicographer, writer, editor, broadcaster

The only one smiling is the one who hasn’t heard the latest news

“Saturday is a great day to get your bomb shelter in order. As my wife and I try to evacuate all the junk that has piled up there since the last time we feared a war (it wasn’t that long ago, just a year back, when the intifada broke out), my small daughter is busy making up the list of friends she wants to invite to her birthday party. A weighty question: should she invite Tali, who didn’t invite her to her birthday? We discuss the problem, trying to mobilise all the gravity it deserves, just so that we can at least keep up an appearance of routine.”

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Grant Barrett