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Personally, I think I'm rather boring and dull. I figured that wouldn't make good copy so I asked a bunch of friends how they'd describe me. Everybody said I was "intriguing". That's a nice double-edged word, don't you think? Kind of like something you want to stare at from a distance or with a good, solid, thick piece of steel reinforced glass between you and whatever you're looking at.
Me, if I think something's intriguing, I want to know more about it but I don't want to get too close while getting to know more about it. Know what I mean?

Next came "multi-dimensional, refined and cerebral" and in that order except for one person who actually used "refined and cerebral" together. Okay. I might get invited to more parties being "multi-dimens
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First read as an adolescent, reread in my twenties, reread in my early fifties, and picked up again a few days back.
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Joseph Carrabis And to you as well!


Majenta Hello, Joseph! Thank you for contacting me! I hope you are well and have a great week. Congratulations on your books. Happy reading, writing, and everything else. Blessings!
Best wishes from Majenta


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