Alert reader Christy Aitken spotted an exceptional bit of writing and went to great pains to bring it to my attention.
An Open Apology to Boomers Everywhere summarizes the descent of Idealism (1983-2003) and the rise of the Civic outlook (2003-2008.) In effect, the move from a “me” to a “we” generation. The voice is pure, uncut Civic. The street value of this stuff is off the chart.
Here's the link that will allow you to copy and paste that magnificent, backhanded “apology,” written by Heather Havrilesky (left,) into a document you can archive. I think you'll want to.
Thanks, Christy, for noticing this exceptional bit of writing and sending it to Tamara to bring to my attention. Heather Havrilesky perfectly articulates the perspective of the emerging Civic generation. I've put her name on my List of People to Watch. The last journalist I put on that list was Leonard Pitts.
He won the Pulitzer prize 3 years later.