So, I'm listening to Morning Edition today, where they're talking about the new leader of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai. As people may know already, many of Karzai's family have emigrated to the US, including several siblings. What I heard today, new to me, is that this family are the owners of my beloved Helmand restaurant right here in Baltimore! So the next time you go over for a fabulous bowl of pumpkin stew or chickpea soup, remember that. Somehow, we're all connected.