Andrew writes:

If Jeffrey Goldberg and I ever decide to take a vacation together (look, it's possible), I think I've found the perfect place. Beirut:


The last question came from Bertho, a 28-year-old Lebanese tour operator who was the host of the main event that Thursday night in June: the Bear Arabia Mega Party, at the Oceana resort about 30 minutes south of Beirut. Scores of gay men -- most of them "bears," a term used the world over for heavyset, hairy guys usually older than 30 -- were coming from across Lebanon and the Arab world, as well as Argentina, Italy, Mexico, the United States and elsewhere.


Discussion of Middle Eastern politics with a healthy dash of back hair. What's not to love? I suspect it was seeing beautiful Israeli soldiers as a teenager on a trip to the Holy Land that made me a Zionist. As a troubled teen from East Grinstead, it was quite an eye-opener.

It's completely possible that Andrew and I would, in fact, vacation together, though it would be on the Cape, for a bear-watching whale-watching excursion.