An Unsolicited Commencement Address To the Graduating Class of 2022

“What a long, strange trip it’s been.” When Jerry Garcia, Phil Lesh, Robert Hunter, and Bob Weir – otherwise known as the Grateful Dead – wrote those words 52 years ago, they perfectly described America’s tumultuous journey through the 1960s. The Cuban Missile Crisis, Vietnam, the Civil Rights movement, the Kennedy and King assassinations, the …

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Hold My Hand, Look In My Eyes, Take a Deep Breath

She grasps his calloused hand. Her delicate fingers tug desperately to keep from falling further than she’s already gone. He nimbly wraps his round, craggy fingers around her wrist, ready to pull her up or, if need be, fall with her to the depths below.  They’ve both been at this precipice before, sometimes their positions …

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Daily Care Package for March 13, 2022: Daylight Savings Time Edition

Care Package: 1. A parcel of food, money, or luxury items sent to a loved one who is away. 2. A digital gathering of cultural touchstones on ethandezotelle.com, put together to brighten your day a bit. At 2 a.m. this morning, an hour of time disappeared as Daylight Savings Time began. We lost an hour …

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