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November 27, 2016

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From the corner booth...

I recognize that I have a wide range of friends: dancers to non-dancers, introverts to extroverts, liberals to conservatives, Democrats to Republicans, Geeks to non-Geeks, very smart to the very stupid (including the idiot who thought my wedding reception was a good opportunity for a roast). This world consists of a wide range of opinions and ideas and personality types. This recent election (and the two preceding ones) created an unnecessary wall between the various factions, not to mention a great deal of ill will.

I think that the sign of a good friend is someone with whom you could have a heated argument and still be friends. Back in the old days you'd watch polar-opposite politicians tear at each other in public; yet, at the end of the day, they'll retire to the back of a bar, roll up their sleeves, and iron out a deal over a couple of drinks. Those guys knew what was important. I hope all of you will consider doing the same.

See you on the dance floor.

Benson Wong

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