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Goodbye, UAW.

Goodbye, UAW.

Some of you know this, but most of you don’t. Let me not bury the lede: November 17 will be my last day at the UAW. My time here has been instructive, contentious, invigorating, frustrating, heartbreaking and delightful. I’ve found most things in life exhibit that central tension if you care deeply. And I do. Continue reading Goodbye, UAW.

A playlist of songs that I didn’t like at first, but now I love

A playlist of songs that I didn’t like at first, but now I love

We have all had the experience of listening to a song for the first time and reacting in a negative way. It doesn’t have to be anything in particular. Sometimes it’s just the feeling that there’s something “off” about this song. The beat, the singer’s voice, the melody, or something else–you’re not sure, but you Continue reading A playlist of songs that I didn’t like at first, but now I love

Teddy Roosevelt and Today

Teddy Roosevelt and Today

In 2013, when Doris Kearns Goodwin published The Bully Pulpit, her followup to the acclaimed 2005 history of Abraham Lincoln, Team of Rivals, I ran out and purchased a copy. My mother had bought me a copy of Team of Rivals as a high school graduation present, and, though it sat on my bookshelf unread for a long time, Continue reading Teddy Roosevelt and Today