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Content is copyrighted, so unless you really understand the concept of fair use, please be kind enough to ask for permission before using anything or at least give us a heads-up and link when you do. All writing and photography not attributed to someone else is the original work of William P. Diven.

All blog comments are held for approval at the whim of the moderator.  Note the moderator endured years of struggles with comments posted to a network-affiliated TV news website and related social media.  As such the moderator lost all patience for irrelevant and profane blathering, personal attacks and generic idiocy.  Your spelling and grammar are what they are and will not be edited.

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