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KayWhitlock
KayWhitlock

Everything about this piece is stellar, Nancy.  But that intro - sums up the State of Vox Populi perfectly. 

Seeta
Seeta moderator

Nancy -- what I can say -- you had me at the editor's note -- BRAVO.  Excellent piece.  

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