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Sat May 30, 2020, 06:15 PM

47. It would be an honor.

My wife is in a similar situation. She has lifelong friends — and a lot of family in Texas — who are on the other side. They talk about everything except politics. She sees their Facebook posts and cringes at the thought, “Who is this person? And how could they write something so vile?”

I’ve tried straightening a few out, especially if they come over to dinner. Sometimes I’m outnumbered, but gosh darn they never argue facts. All they can support is a corrupt party, bankrupt ideology or sociopathic politician because that is all they know.

A favorite book on all this IMHO is “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance” by Robert M. Pirsig. It’s one of the great books from the 70s. Its focus on rhetoric, Quality and life’s direction has helped me keep going forward. If you haven’t read it, you might enjoy it.

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