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my generation

If you are reading this, congratulations! You made it to 2017. It’s not a given that we’ll make it through any year, but 2016 felt particularly dicey. In a year in which we lost so many artists and cultural icons, my family and I suffered personal losses as well. We lost my father-in-law in October. It’s never easy to lose a…

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moving forward

So 2016 is sucking pretty hard. I mean, I’m not super surprised because I basically called it with my first post of the year. Between the election cycle and then both David Bowie AND Prince dying — oh, AND Alan Rickman? Gene Wilder? Gwen Ifill?? Garry Shandling??? That’s not even close to everyone. What in the actual hell. This year…

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I am not going to tell you how to vote

I am not going to tell you how to vote, but I am going to tell you that our children are listening. This election will be over soon but our children will hold it in their memories for a long time. Our children can hear what we are saying about the candidates. Things that we say in the privacy of our own homes that we would never…

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