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  • November 5, 2011. Esmont, Virginia.
    Gail Hobbs-Page (audio and photo)

    Take a recalcitrant goat. Add a dash of curiosity, and a pinch of emotional detachment if it's available. Stir in heaping portions of extrapolation and metaphor. Put on the mind's backburner to let simmer. When it's ready - or when you are - digest and internalize.

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