Slope of Hope Blog Posts

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The Only Antidote

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Let’s force ourselves to take a break – – just a short break – – from elections, markets, and charts, to drink in one of the best moments in movie history. I for one do not think that the band was down. I think the problem may have been…that there was a Stonehenge monument on the stage that was in danger of being crushed. By a dwarf.

Black Like Me

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With all the Elizabeth Warren kerfuffle happening about “Fauxcahontas“, I thought I should, as an extraordinarily minor public figure myself, weigh in on my own background. With a name like “Knight”, you’d expect a little English in there, and yes, that’s true. But my heritage, like Ms. Warren’s, is both diverse and – – I should hope – – qualifies me for a variety of generous programs, benefits, and entitlements.

Here, then, to an inquisitive world, from my DNA testing results from 23andme:

That last line strikes a chord of opportunity. Maybe I should open my own legal casino.