At 6 am tomorrow! Close to two weeks away from my beloved family, and only half way through this monster:
which we were requested to read, along with The Jerusalem Report (weekly) and Ha'aretz (daily). Yeah, right. I'll see if I can pick one up at the airport. The Source is the first Michener book I've ever read, and it's really quite good, although it was written in the mid-60s and definitely has that era's tinge in its approach to the female characters. I don't mean the countercultural approach, I mean the OTHER approach. That the Republicans are nostalgic about. You know.
Anyway, as long as I can get on the plane (I understand it's easier to get past St. Peter than El Al security -- but perhaps that's the wrong analogy) I'll be off tomorrow! I wonder if saying, "I'm not Jewish but my sister is!" will speed me through or get me sent to the strip-search room.
And I'll report on The Source when I finish it. 24 hours of travel time should be plenty.