My age is showink, innit? #-)
In nonlocal news, here is a sad and disturbing story from angiej, an American schoolteacher:
Where have all the Muslims gone? [updates here (25 Mar 2003) and here (26 Mar 2003)]
This link is courtesy of andrewwyld and mirabehn by way of ixwin. Pray that the internment mentality, such as it is, diminishes soon and that we can find ways to dissipate it for good.