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Wednesday, November 9, 2016


Embrace decay, said Ernest Callenbach, it's the necessary condition of change, of new growth and new life. Above all, don't abandon hope. If you don't like the news, get out there and make your own.

Older Daughter was so right last night, and I'm so proud of her for saying it: "It's our job as the voices of tomorrow to be the change we want in the world, regardless of what happens tonight." 

Can't say I'm much in the mood to attend this morning's Study Abroad Fair, or to preview Plato's panel discussion at the 92d Street Y for CoPhi this afternoon. We'll improvise. 

UPDATE, 11:45 am. So now the baton passes, we all need to pull (as both #44 and HRC said this morning) for a smooth transition. Let's hope #45 runs a more magnanimous administration than he did a campaign. That's holding the bar pretty low.

Don't stop thinking about tomorrow.
Happy birthday Carl Sagan. A porter at Union Station in Washington, D.C., once refused Sagan’s tip, saying, "You gave me the universe." The universe is so much bigger than any election result. "It is impossible to react to this moment with anything less than revulsion and profound anxiety." Yes, but step back the way Carl did in Contact, and look at the bigger picture. This dark moment will be brief.

6 am/6:17, 54/64/37, 4:40

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