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Dave Jewett

Great essay, Dave. As Aphneaman wrote, you're not alone on those sentiments of yours that he quoted.

I re-read your first Flatland essay recently and came upon your M. Twain reference to "Corn pone" and clicked the link. I couldn't help but laugh, because it was just a day or two after the recent elections and I was involved in a couple forums where the topic was about those who didn't vote and I admitted that I was a non-voter and I gave my reasons why, which had nothing to do with apathy (I won't go into that here, as I don't think I need to). Corn Pone kept coming back to my mind over and over again. Anyways, I was called every name in the book and my reasons were completely ignored, and I think the reason they were ignored were just described in your essay above.

I like your J. Haidt references to. I read The Righteous Mind a couple of years ago after watching an interview with him on Bill Moyers. A good read, IMO. You've always given me a lot to think about and consider. If, by some freak of nature you do write a book, I promise to buy a copy. :) Again, keep up the good work.

I still might wonder off into the desert someday though......

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