It’s my mom’s birthday today. She’s an awesome person, a loyal subscriber, and my most frequent tech-support customer. She’s also a living example of a lesson we could all use more of these days: How not to spend your whole life hating (even if you’d be perfectly justified in doing so). My Mom Has a Question: “How can you experience the worst of humanity but still have faith in the goodness of people? How the hell can you go on, start a new life, raise a family, still believe in anything? I don’t know the answer. But my mom has somehow managed to pull it off.” (For my mom’s gift, my dad and I have agreed not to bring up anything about Trump for the entire day…)