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“Happy Birthday, Matt and Joe” is what I generally heard on July 28th, our birthday. Today I am happily reminded of all the fun my twin brother Joe, who fondly called us “wombmates,” and I had together throughout our lives and on our birthday. We had awesome wines like Grand Cru burgundies and First Growth Bordeaux, too.   …Continue Reading

Lessons Learned in Tolerance and Human Rights

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I don’t find early childhood stories about anybody—even my personal heroes—all that interesting; but I do find some of the life lessons they learned from parents, mentors, friends and life itself both insightful and valuable. My parents were interesting, and sort of polar opposites. I won’t get into their whole story but I did learn   …Continue Reading