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When I was in my teens, I thought that people in their 60s and 70s couldn’t possibly still be having sex. The very thought of geriatric sex gave me a frisson of disbelief. How could such a thing even be possible?

Although I arrived at Bennington holding a cello under one arm, the truth is my first love has always been dance. As a child, I dreamed of becoming a ballerina; at Bennington, I dreamed of modern dance.

We were a seven-strong text group who kept in touch daily across continents.

As the biographer of Amelia Earhart, I had concluded that her plane would never be found in my lifetime.

I once thought it impossible that our democracy would fail. I now believe failure is not only possible, but happening.