Ms. Castelli is a member of the U.S. Olympic figure skating team competing in Sochi.
Ms. Castelli is also a Rhode Island Italian just as I am.
I hope Ms. Castelli wins a number of medals in Sochi.
Other identities I have are 40-something 1980's Midwestern punk rocker, descendant on the other side of my family of folks who arrived in Massachusetts in the 1630's, longtime service worker, husband, friend & family member, someone who thinks Galveston, TX is a great place to spend a day, baseball fan who could tell you about the sport in the 1870's, Occupier, and somebody ready each day to resist this violence-crazed, money-worshipping death culture.
We can be a lot of things at the same time. Some of these things may seem in contradiction to one another. But the fact is we can easily embrace a number of hopeful and complex identities as we work towards the purpose of both a good every day life & a fair and just society.
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