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  • I have an average of 25 Cowbirders who read what I write, about 10 who "love" my piece; I certainly value the fact, as I know they are real people with obvious talent, whose opinion is meaningful to me. I wonder how that compares with the writer of best-sellers, with their anonymous million readers.

    Just asking.

    (Pic: Lego Thinker. Auguste Rodin)
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