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I would like to fly in space. Absolutely. That would be cool.” — Elon Musk

The day before I visited the Don Q Inn, I woke to the news that dangerous levels of “forever chemicals” had been found in Great Lakes fish. Two advocates for veterans with disabilities had accused new congressman George Santos of stealing $3,000 from a dying dog’s GoFundMe. A headline in The New York Times proclaimed, “There’s nothing woke about a tofu burger.” Another asked if we should block the sun to counter climate change. I fired up Spotify. At least there’s music, I thought. Then I saw that David Crosby had died.

Contributing Writer

Jeff Oloizia is a contributing writer at Madison Magazine. In addition to writing features, he contributes to the magazine's arts and entertainment coverage, including the monthly Go.See.Do. page. He lives in Madison and is a former editor at the New York Times and INTERVIEW, where his journalism also appears.