Here's what happened today:
I took a bus from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem to have coffee with a friend and then attend a session of a conference where some interesting people were speaking. The bus to Jerusalem was a little late because it stopped to pick up the passengers from another bus which had broken down.
Afterwards, I took a bus from Jerusalem back to Tel Aviv, and then walked my dog. The return bus was on time (45 minutes). During the ride, I received a call from my daughter-in-law, forwarded to my cellphone from my USA SkypeIn phone number.
Here what didn't happen to me today:
No suicide bombers
No Qassam rockets
Is this newsworthy or what?
I just remembered: 40 years ago I lived on Manhattan's Upper West Side. In those days, the crime rate there was off the charts. I used to call up my brother in Delaware and say: "Hello. I didn't get mugged today."
Plus ça change, plus ça reste la même chose.