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A MIGHTY FOUR

October 4, 2018

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(A letter to Emilia on her 4th birthday … to be read on her 18th.)

You’re a big kid now!

Every day, your world expands ever so slightly and, more importantly, becomes a bit more accessible. Watching you jump into every new experience with unrestrained enthusiasm – learning, experimenting, exploring – is a joy to watch. You’re curious and fearless. Your carefree spirit and zest for life are infectious.

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A CHIEF CONCERN

April 7, 2018

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Earlier this year, the Cleveland Indians announced that the 2018 season will be the last for the Chief Wahoo logo.

And, hoo boy, are people pissed.

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PRINCIPLES VS. PROFITABILITY

February 27, 2018

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Recently, Delta Airlines (which is based in Atlanta) decided to end a travel discount program for NRA members. In response the GOP-controlled legislature in Georgia threatened to eliminate a fuel tax break it gives to the company. Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle, a frontrunner for the GOP gubernatorial nomination, tweeted, “I will kill any tax legislation that benefits @Delta unless the company changes its position and fully reinstates its relationship with @NRA. Corporations cannot attack conservatives and expect us not to fight back.

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UNCLEAN BILL OF HEALTH

December 2, 2017

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I’ve been trying and failing for several months to post my feelings about the state of healthcare in the U.S. (I favor universal coverage, if you can believe it). I’ve started and stopped close to a dozen times.

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FROM PRODUCE AISLE TO PARENTHOOD

November 1, 2017

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I never answer calls from unknown numbers. But this time, for some reason, I did.

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FLAG ON THE PLAY

September 28, 2017

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“I cannot stand and sing the anthem. I cannot salute the flag; I know that I am a black man in a white world.” – Jackie Robinson

I’ve made it pretty clear that I support the movement by professional athletes to take a silent knee during the playing of the Star Spangled Banner. Without delving too deeply into the psychology behind it (lots more on that in a moment), I simply see no harm in it.

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HERITAGE VS. HISTORY

August 17, 2017

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“Heritage” and “History” are not interchangeable terms.

We study history. We learn from it. And, hopefully, we use what it teaches us to form a better, more productive future.

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LESS NUTS THAN USUAL

July 18, 2017

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I have cancer.

Man, that’s no easier to write now than it was to think about when I got my first preliminary diagnosis more than a month ago.

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