As one who has always extended his hand to the stranger in his midst, my greatest fear is that the terrorists will create a society that is closed, fearful, and suspicious. If more people publish and ponder words such as yours,1 I know that the future will be even better than the past. In the end, it is only through love that we will win the war against terrorism. Only when young men and women have more to live for than to die for will there finally be peace. I wrote this to assure T.V. Rajan that you are not alone. May our tribe increase till we number as grains of sand on the beach.
Michael A. Siemens, RG
Geologic Survey Program
Geologic Survey and Resource Assessment
Missouri Dept. of Natural Resources
111 Fairgrounds Rd.
Rolla, Mo 65401
1. T.V. Rajan, "Abou Ben Adhem (may his tribe increase)," The...

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