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Virtually Speaking

Instead of sending
texts, emails, and posts
with smiley faces and
truncated terms that
convey cookie-cutter
symbolism and generic
hogwash, let’s meet at
Starbucks for an artisanal
tête-à-tête, lightly sweetened
with a dollop of kindness
and a shot of sincerity,
so we can discuss my
poor behavior at the
party last night and why
when we get mad at
each other we should
ditch the digital and
talk on the phone.

  Martin H. Levinson