Election 2016

Hamilton – Joe Posnanski

joeposnanski.com”How does a bastard, orphan, son of a whore

And a Scotsman, dropped in the middle of a

Forgotten spot in the Caribbean by providence

impoverished, in squalor

Grow up to be a hero and a scholar?”

The idea took hold a few months ago. It’s hard to say exactly what sparked it other than … well, have you ever been the parent of a 14-year-old girl? It is a daunting experience. Elizabeth is a good person. She’s a good student. She has a huge heart. She’s a loyal friend. She’s funny too. She likes Death Cab and Spinal Tap and comic books and reading. The other day, she told me that her favorite movie of all time is “The Godfather.” I mean, she is more me than I am.

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