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It’s an election celebration! Before we settle down to the hard work of reconciliation, compromise, COVID control and appreciating people who aren’t like us, let’s take a couple of days to celebrate hope and happiness.  My daughter and husband took videos of some of the celebrations in the streets of Oakland and Berkeley yesterday.  I have tried (successfully, I hope) to include a very short clip of Lady Liberty and other dancers on Grand Avenue Saturday.  Bill’s video, which unfortunately was fuzzy, caught a disabled elderly African-American man popping wheelies in his wheelchair on College Avenue.  What a guy!

If all goes well, you can click on this link and then on the itty bitty square and you will see a 13 second video of Lady Liberty and other celebrators.  RenderedVideo




About Alexis

Alexis Rankin Popik, author of Kiss Me Over the Garden Gate, is an award-winning short story writer whose work has appeared in The Berkshire Review and Potpourri Magazine. She has penned numerous articles about local history that have been published in Connecticut Explored and the University of Connecticut School of Law and The Hartford Seminary publications. A former union organizer, Popik traveled the country educating shipyard workers about health and safety and founded a labor-management health plan before turning to writing fiction full-time. She lives with her husband in New England.
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