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#395 December 8, 2020

Matt writes: On Thanksgiving Eve, RogerEbert.com publisher Chaz Ebert released "I Remember People," a song she wrote earlier this year to express how she and millions of Americans have been feeling as we have been forced to keep our distance for months due to COVID-19.

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Over Memorial Day weekend I attended a high school graduation in Albuquerque. One of the graduating senior boys gave a speech in which he used car parts as a metaphor for the components of one's personality or identity. It was a clever piece he'd co-written with a friend, delivered with wry humor. Afterwards, the head of the school -- a man I'd estimate was in his 60s -- took the stage and thanked the student, quipping: "Baby, you can drive my car anytime."

Thud. Thunderous silence mixed with scattered, bewildered titters.