Is it my imagination, or has there been an Exodus lately from 7th and Montana to the Middle East? Leah just left yesterday for another month-long sojourn to the "Promised Land." Charlie (pictured here) just returned from a two-month exploration of the Middle East for his TV series. Everyone says the area is perfectly safe -- that we take greater risks walking around downtown L.A. than traveling across the Middle East -- but I still have my doubts. For now, despite my interest in Middle Eastern Culture, I'll stick to drinking "Arabica" coffee at 7th and Montana ...!