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Of ‘Speed Limits’ and ‘Bullshit’ at commencement

Two themes emerged from the speeches at my son’s college commencement Sunday — Slow down. And don’t take any bullshit. First, the bullshit. The student who was selected to address the undergraduates told of growing upĀ in Zimbabwe, how he was … Continue reading

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A missed chance to ‘err in the direction of kindness’

In a few paragraphs I’m going to get out of the way and let a couple of much wiser men — George Saunders and the late David Foster Wallace — illustrate a lesson in kindness that I forgot the other … Continue reading

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