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A Little Happier: This Nightly Ritual Gives Me the “New York City Feeling” During the Pandemic.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: This Nightly Ritual Gives Me the “New York City Feeling” During the Pandemic.

I get my “America Feeling”—more specifically, my “New York City feeling”—every night at 7 p.m., when we all cheer and clap for the people working on the front lines of the pandemic.
A Little Happier: At a Recent Dinner for Supreme Court Clerks, Even Longtime Lawyers Wanted This Table Gift.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: At a Recent Dinner for Supreme Court Clerks, Even Longtime Lawyers Wanted This Table Gift.

At a recent event to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the statute creating the Supreme Court clerkships, I got my “America feeling” when I saw that everyone in the room was eagerly taking home this keepsake from the dinner.
A Little Happier: I Get Choked Up When I Hear the Song “Edelweiss” from “The Sound of Music.”
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: I Get Choked Up When I Hear the Song “Edelweiss” from “The Sound of Music.”

The song “Edelweiss” from “The Sound of Music” is a reminder that our love for our country can burn brightly, even when events look very dark.
A Little Happier: My America Feeling: I’m Grateful for the Sound of Many Languages.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: My America Feeling: I’m Grateful for the Sound of Many Languages.

As a child growing up in Kansas City, I loved to listen to languages other than English, but I rarely had the chance—so I remind myself to feel grateful for this opportunity that would have so delighted young Gretchen.
A Little Happier: I Experienced My “America Feeling” at the Beaches in Normandy.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: I Experienced My “America Feeling” at the Beaches in Normandy.

During my family’s trip to Normandy, reading the beautiful description in the D-Day guide for soldiers gave me the “America feeling.”
A Little Happier: Schoolhouse Rock Gives Me the “America Feeling.”
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: Schoolhouse Rock Gives Me the “America Feeling.”

Gold star and RIP to Bob Dorough, who made such a contribution to the world with his "Schoolhouse Rock" series.
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