The waitresses‘ uniforms seem uncomfortable, or at least chilly, the entirely male clientele almost wholly overweight. My very pleasant server is majoring in Anthropology at my mother’s Ivy League alma mater. Next is a Ph.D. and then hopefully a job in foreign service. We compare notes: I also at one time toyed with foreign service. How does she feel about reconciling her worldview and employment with the current administration? I remember wondering about my job prospects with the Bush Sr. or Clinton State Departments. Her answer is very diplomatic. Well done! . . . Is this the best we have to offer our children?

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