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  • My friends will tell you I can be too flip.

    Mental words and written words and spoken words and words as read are four different languages separated by understanding.

    When I speak, it is almost always with laughter or awe behind the words.

    The days of the horse and carriage (and carriage house, depicted in the photo) have gone the way of pterodactyls. So have the days of draining mental words straight to written words.

    If I have offended anyone -- or made anyone feel excluded -- I am deeply and heartily sorry.
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