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LAURA, WHEN YOU ARE A CRANKY 55 YEAR OLD WHITE MALE WHO IS ENERGIZED TO RUN FOR SHERIFF NEXT YEAR OF GOOD OLD GREENE COUNTY USA AND WHO IS PREPARING TO CHEER VOCIFEROUSLY FOR THE MISSOURI STATE FOOTBALL BEARS AND YOU REALIZE THAT DEATH COMES LIKE LIGHTNING AT ANY TIME THEN YOU WILL NOT HESITATE TO SCREAM SO MANY NICE THINGS TO A DAZZLING ARTIST OF THE WRITTEN WORD. PLEASE READ LOREN EISELEY AND REMEMBER YOU FLY IN RAREFIED AIR. IT IS YOUR ENVIRONS, WE JUST VISIT ON BRIEF VIKING CLIMBS AND THEN WE MUST RETURN. THAT IS ALL.

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