- the stock market crash
- the presidential election in general and the new "Who is Obama?" campaign in particular
- any sort of Israeli politics-- there was something with Livni, right?
- any new books on the market
- gas prices
- the new rabbi at my temple (not national news, but pretty world-shaking for someone who has had the same rabbi for 22 years)
- etc, etc, etc
Seriously, guys, can't you do anything by yourselves? Do you really need my personal attention to keep this world functioning as it should? Well, now I'm back-- sort of. We'll see how long this lasts.