Missing family from afar

Posted by Robert Reich on Facebook: “The West Coast has its virtues. But speaking on the phone with my 5-year-old granddaughter in New York, who was so excited about going skating in Central Park … reminded me again how much I miss living near her. My generation settled all over the country wherever jobs took us, happy to flee what we considered stultifying extended families of our own parents’ generation where children and cousins clustered close by. It’s only now I understand the comfort those extended families offered.”

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