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August 16, 2012


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I am always asking my teacher for the rules. The rules will help me stay on the path, the rules will let me understand my progress, the rules will keep me from going off the path; I hate rules they only show me where I screwed up.
12 years of catholic school; I never question a nun.


This is wonderful! Thank you!

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