The current controversial war in Iraq continues to drag on, now into its fifth year. The United States finds itself enmeshed in an ethnic conflict that has been going on for centuries. While diplomats continue to discuss the merits of proposed plans for resolution, the numbers of the maimed and the dead rise each day. Meanwhile, those of us at home go about our business, our daily lives seemingly untouched by the conflict—until we read the particulars of one death or listen to the story of one family’s grief.
Interested readers can peruse my “A New England Journal” column in this issue of Cell2Soul, where I offer three musings on the annals of this war—A Wounded Healer, Keeping the Books and A Separate Peace.