Interracial female couple smiling while standing next to each other outside in the country

Election night, my wife and I went out to eat at a Thai and sushi restaurant about 10 miles from our home in rural Central …

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Heart shape in a bridge wall.

On Sunday night, I talked with a family member who voted for Donald Trump. She doesn’t hate or endorse hate. She’s not stupid or ignorant. …

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Woman wearing winter cap and coat in a ray of sunlight

The sun is shining. The sky is blue. The neighbor’s Trump signs are down. Frost coats the grass. My dogs greet the neighbor dog. A …

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author claire hoffman

This blog first appeared on Huffington Post, November 2, 2016. I was raised in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, about 95 miles northeast of Fairfield, home to …

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