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Abnormal Normality Rules

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/world/article/abnormal_normality_rules_20060720

My concerned daughter in Los Angeles called me in Israel last weekend, shortly before my trip back home after a vacation there. I told her, truthfully, that I had just enjoyed the most idyllic and peaceful weeks of my long life. What I was experiencing was a confirmation of what I have modestly dubbed Tugend's Law: The perception of a crisis intensifies in direct proportion to the distance from its actual occurrence.

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