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A song for you. Actually, this one's for Tricia, who first told me about it at a bar in Sedona as we sipped cocktails until tipsy in celebration of life and all those other things. I remember what we were drinking: gin and soda with fresh lime, ginger, and sage. It's like they'd bottled the desert and served it up in a highball glass. But I digress.

Maybe this song is famous, old news, you already heard it a thousand times and I've had my head in the sand the whole time. Who knows. I'm not even sure if it's a good song.

What's interesting, though, is that the vocals are an essay written by a woman named Mary Schmich. It was published in the Chicago Tribune in 1997, and then, according to Wikipedia, "The column soon became the subject of an urban legend in which it was alleged to be an MIT commencement speach given by author Kurt Vonnegut in that same year (in truth, MIT's commencement speaker that year was Kofi Annan)."

Weird, huh? Now listen:  Wear Sunscreen