from the editor

Dear Reader: You think the presidential election was odd? That ain't the half of it. I'm becoming more and more convinced that most everything in life is a bit odd, and I think that's a good thing. Every morning when I ride the subway to work I see - in addition to the usual assortment of oddballs - an ad for the Local 37 AFSCME union, notable chiefly for its extremely varied membership: gardeners, park rangers, museum workers, and the folks who maintain the New York area bridges and tunnels.

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