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How to deal with grief — and persevere — mid-pandemic

Maggie Smith‘s poem “Good Bones” made the rounds again on social media amid the post-election vote-tallying limbo that fanned the fires of Americans’ already heightened anxiety. This came as no surprise to Smith, whose remarkable ability to recognize darkness while tenaciously holding onto hope is embodied in the 17 lines of free verse. She has…MORE

Biden moves quickly to build a diverse administration

President-elect Joe Biden has repeatedly promised to build a government that “looks like America.” He’s not wasting any time in delivering on that front. Biden has moved quickly to name a diverse group to key White House and Cabinet posts. On Sunday night, he unveiled an all-female senior communications staff and is expected to roll…MORE

Tom Donilon no longer in the running to be Biden’s CIA director

President-elect Joe Biden is still weighing who will lead the Central Intelligence Agency, but Tom Donilon is no longer under consideration for the post, CNN has learned. Two sources familiar with the matter say Donilon, a former national security adviser in the Obama administration who had been considered a frontrunner for the job, intends to…MORE

Here’s what happened over Thanksgiving weekend

President Donald Trump said for the first time on Thanksgiving that he will leave office if the Electoral College votes for President-elect Joe Biden. “Certainly I will, and you know that,” he said when asked by a reporter about leaving the White House if Biden is declared the winner on December 14. “I will and,…MORE

Liz’s Dirt

Monday’s Dirt

Vancouver wants to name a street after their famous son, Ryan Reynolds.  But Ryan says ‘hard pass.’  He says he can just see traffic being bad and people saying things like ‘Ryan Reynolds is a mess’ or ‘Ryan Reynolds is really backed up.’  He says his brothers would ‘enjoy this too much.’ ‘Friends’ star, Matthew…

Friday’s Dirt

Yesterday a judge ruled that R Kelly’s sex trafficking and racketeering case will go to trial April 7th in Brooklyn.  Jurors will be selected over 10 days in mid-March. Kanye West is said to be trying to clone himself.  He is said to want an army of clones using his DNA because it’s his ‘duty…