"Me? No way. I want to stay safely put. Without anyone after my scalp… What I want is to spend my life with good friends. With Jews. With my own brothers."
- Amos Oz, A Perfect Peace
From: "Pitely, Mark" To: "'Michael Fuchs'" Subject: RE: invitation Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2002 13:49:27 -0400 MIME-Version: 1.0 X-Mailer: Internet Mail Service (5.5.2653.19) Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" Michael, After some serious consideration, I don't think I could pass up the opportunity both to tour Africa and to have a real adventure with a true friend. The monetary issues are easy; I have formally requested for a leave of absence and I assume I will receive it. I would probably go even if it is turned down. That leaves matters like shots, which I hope won't present too much of a problem. And finally, kitting out, which is usually a pleasure in and of itself. I look forward to seeing you in September as well, of course. I'm happily reading the Razor's Edge dispatches. Mark