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Phil, your writing, as usual, is interesting even though I'm bored by the subject matter. I'm once again alarmed by the clash of tone/attitudes and the reality, that is, the CASH you have available. As the first rather venomous fellow wrote in this string, several minivans full of stuff and the purchase of a 1/4 mil house squash a lot of my respect. It's a neat trick, though; create an incredible identity (compassionate, resourceful, intelligent) and then tear it down with extensive bursts of self-pity/-indulgence. You're a lit. follower, from some of your other scribblings...check out Russell Banks' "Continental Drift."