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Kentucky Derby Day Reflections

  It’s Kentucky Derby Day – the annual event that heralds the coming of spring with a sea of hats, bowties, mint juleps and preppy swagger. As a Yankee who attended a college devoid of…


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Your Favorite Superpower

  If you could have any superpower, what would it be? Me? It took me well into adulthood to realize my answer. When I was a kid, I collected comic books. My favorite superhero? It…


When Mediocrity Is Okay

  You don’t need to be perfect all the time. Most of the time you don’t even need to be good. Because putting any effort toward your goal – whatever it is – puts you…


Best Signs From the March for Science

  In the 15 years I’ve lived in Washington, DC, I’ve attended more than a dozen political protests and marches, and watched far more on TV. In all that time, however, I’ve never seen a…



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Spring Check-in and the Importance of Momentum

  It’s springtime in DC, Easter Sunday and the tail end of cherry blossom season. Last night, the city hosted its annual cherry blossom fireworks over by Southwest Waterfront: Winter’s behind us, the weather is…




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The United Airlines Scandal – Best Tweets

  I’m still trying to wrap my head around the ill-fated (and immoral) decision of several United Airlines employees to forcibly remove passenger Dr. David Dao from an “overbooked” flight on Sunday. As it turns…