I have never been shy about putting in my two cents. Maybe it was my name. Maybe it was having to hold my own with the two dyads in my family–my twin brothers, five years older than I, and my parents. Our family loved to hash out the problems of the world, so from an early age I learned to think critically and creatively. As I begin this blog a year after my mother’s death and right at the time of my father’s death my brothers and I have spent hours going through the things my parents left behind and talking about their legacy, of which the things are only a reminder. Though our unusual upbringing created many challenges for us, none of us would trade it for a more conventional experience. In this blog I hope to honor my parents both by continuing the family tradition of putting in my two cents on a variety of topics and more directly by sharing some of their letters, writing, and photographs.