Quest Magazine December 2021

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D AV I D PAT R I C K C O L U M B I A

David Patrick Columbia

NEW YORK SOCIAL DIARY WELL, HERE WE ARE, at the end of another year, and for many millions of people all over the world, it has been a difficult and confounding year. Yet this is the time to celebrate many things, including our being here and being together. It is a time to consider the Good and the Great,

those aspects of life itself that keep us moving forward. On the first Thursday morning of last month, November 4, 2021, I had the accidental pleasure of seeing our new New York City Mayor-elect Eric Adams speak before his campaign staff, supporters, and associates after winning

the election the previous Tuesday night. I make a point of not discussing party politics on the Diary because with each of us, it’s always a matter of personal opinion, which is the right of all of us. However, I had been watching the Mayoral race from afar. I’d volunteered and

voted in elections both locally and nationally over the years. I was first inspired as a college student witnessing a personal campaign experience when John F. Kennedy made a midnight appearance on a cold late October night in 1960 in Lewiston, Maine at this only days before the 1960 Presi-

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