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February 02, 2010


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Thank you Barry. I am deeply touched.


Amazing and inspirational - thanks for leading me to this wonderful site!

John Small

I like her style, and her blogging style.
Lately... words and writing have really not been very useful. It's nice to see someone taking a more direct route.

Barry Briggs

Thank you, Joanne, for publishing your drawings. And thanks to Steve and John for appreciating them!

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