Of all the players that took part in the recent Israel-United States flair-up, I find President Obama to be the most straightforward.
Okay, full disclosure about ... full disclosure: I write emotionally revealing memoirs, but won't wear see-through blouses. Which is to say, I'm not the type of person who posts naked pictures of herself on the Web. But when a women's magazine asked me to write about joining an "erotic amateur photo site," I was intrigued. Let me repeat: they asked me, a petite Jewish woman who bears no resemblance to the cast of "Friends," to publicly display my body.
When you meet someone new, you start with a clean slate. Tabula rasa. There's such a wonderful sense of mystery and discovery in the air.