tray of yummy sweets
Carrot cake 2

I have two options today: freak out about Israel vs. the world, or bake. I’m picking the sweets. I cannot for the life of me understand the differences between Hamas, Hezbollah, and Al Qaeda. Does this make any sense to you? The real kick in the pants is apparently these groups hate each other too.

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times — it is so much easier to throw a punch than to work for peace. World leaders: we expect more. We want more! We want you to talk about this, not immediately react with violence. Take your fingers off of the triggers and sit down for a conversation with your “enemies.” (Are we really all that different? Ultimately, don’t you think Jews, Muslims and Christians alike suffer when a family member is killed? Is there any difference in this emotion because your religious views vary? There are some basics universal to humanity, including the desire to be loved and to live a healthy, happy and peaceful existence.)

I’m telling you, these cupcakes are peace-makingly good. Carrot cake with pineapple and raisins, with cream cheese/cinnamon frosting. To my friends in Israel, Lebanon, Palestine, Iraq and Mr. Bush — let me know when and where this peaceful tea hour is going to take place and I promise to bring the baked goods. You won’t be able to resist.

“The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.”
— Thomas Paine