Sept. 2013. An Ancient Line in the Sand

I think that I submitted this to the Boston Globe and/or to the Washington Post.  In any case, it doesn’t seem to have been published; perhaps the irony of the last line was lost on the editors.  For some reason I do not seem to have submitted this to my reliable local Keene Sentinel; perhaps I was already over the letter-to-the-editor limit for 2013!

Sept 2013 An Ancient Line in the Sand