And While You Were Gone . . .

DEAR SOLDIER, It used to be that when you went to war, you stayed away for years, and life went on, and you were left behind. This war thumped loudly past, and is over. But we were moving quickly too, even if no one really noticed, since all the cameras and conversations were pointed in your direction. Consider this a scrapbook of the moments we both missed.

We made some discoveries. Scientists managed to produce a perfect copy of the muscular dystrophy gene in mice. A study by the American Bar Association found that white males get the best car deals....

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