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as a 55-year-old woman who can’t get through the week without digesting Savage Love, I was sent over the top with the “reminder” story about what happens when youth and trend collide on the chic streets of Adams Morgan (“Still Life, With Vomit,” 9/22). My only thought was, Why can’t today’s kids just smoke pot, stay home, and veg out in front of the turntable while dreaming big dreams? Drinking until you vomit: such fine decision making. I guess you deserve whatever political wasteland you get.

Van Ness