After an unscheduled, unannounced hiatus of a few weeks, I'm starting back up posting on my blog again. I wanted to start the year with this clip from Dave Chappelle's monologue on Saturday Night Live. When I first saw this a few weeks ago, it lifted me up after a long slump, and somehow made me feel hopeful. Chappelle always manages to be both acerbically critical but also sincere and inspiring with his comedy. And I hope I can follow his exhortation, to demand always that all voices in the US be heard, especially the marginalized people that Trump seems to stand against.