Peter Maass makes a wonderfully humble confession in Salam Pax Is Real

There have always been two sides to being uncertain about the company one keeps: on the one hand, there is mystery and excitement knowing that your friends colleagues and acquaintances may have some exciting but secret occupation: they may be spies or informants, they may be in a witness protection program, they may be moonlighting for a start-up company poised to strike it rich. On the other hand, they may be spying on you, they may be on the lam, or they may be the cause of your company’s impending bankruptcy.

Here’s to a world where those sudden reversals and recognitions in the drama of our lives produce comedy more often than tragedy.