Quickly, and before I get into the very important business of celebrity sightings, please remember that your senators and House representatives work for you. You can call them up any day (and every day) and ask them to support the causes you care about, and stand up against policies that concern you.
For instance, you could find your Senators’ phone numbers and call them up this very minute and ask them not to confirm Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education, who doesn’t believe in providing free and appropriate education for children with disabilities.
You could call them up and tell them you’re concerned about the president’s order to ban refugees from Muslim countries from entering the U.S.
Or you could call them up and complain about traffic in your city, or that the water tastes gross, or whatever. But remember to call them and to keep caring. That’s how democracy survives.
(BTW, it’s better to find the phone numbers of their local offices and call those.)
OK, on to the very important post:
Earlier this month, my oldest, sweetest, kindest sister took me to see