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Can’t We All Just Get Along?

Originally Published in The Huffington Post on August 8, 2016. It is near the end of July, 2016, and we are gathering for my father’s birthday. It’s been a good day at work, and I look forward to some family time with my brother Brian who is flying to San Francisco from Perth, Western Australia tonight. He comes this time of year as much as he can. It is comforting for us all to be together, enjoying each other and remembering my dad in a happy way, when our family was still whole. I hum as I walk to my car and turn on my Dixie Chicks CD and pull out of the parking garage. On the street, the auto dealerships all fly American flags. One after the other, I drive past these flags. All of them are at half mast. Driving by them is like being in a small funeral procession. It has been this way in and out of work for more than a month. This time, it is for the Nice, France …