Confessions of a Professional Optimist

TURNING LEMONS NOT INTO LEMONADE, BUT CHAMPAGNE Robert Levithan I TRY TO HIDE IT, but most of the time I am my Father’s son, and his glass was neither half-empty nor half-full–it was overflowing. His generation of our family overcame poverty, prejudice and struggle. They experienced a Depression and a World War. Of my father’s six siblings, one was institutionalized for over 50 years, two were incarcerated after felony convictions.  A sister-in-law was murdered. In my generation we have e[...]
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