A recent irony for our blog has been that at the point where people would expect us to have so much to say, we have very little to say. The first reason is practical. We’re busy putting together essays for the end of our semester, so that’s not terribly interesting, and we also hope to save money for our travels to other countries, so we would not be seeing much of Lebanon at this time anyway. Secondly, things are extremely complicated here. Everybody we talk to has their perspective on why things are happening the way they are and the motivations of all of the players, domestically and internationally, concerning the future of the country. As outsiders, we have learned the importance of suspending our judgment and our perspectives to allow ourselves to be open and observant to what is going on. The fact of the matter is that there are no clear-cut good guys or bad guys, no clear-cut storyline that can describe the situation here. The only way that we can appropriately approach the situation is distantly, critically, and prayerfully. We do know that things have been calm in our neighborhood, we read the news everyday, and we ask lots of questions. That seems to be best for now as we wrap up our classes and prepare for a vacation to Egypt and Jordan.