Category Archives: art

Illustrated Revelations on an Art of Self

The outcome for 1/1 – 1/2 is to publish a clear and fun compendium and quick reference for the driving objectives of 2013. Let’s begin with thinking about thinking. How do introspective sessions connect and coalese, how do I bind … Continue reading
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Fukushima in the USA

Arnie Gunderson – 23 plants in the USA identical to Fukushima, 2 near Chicago, Dresden and Quad City neither are on Lake Michigan Continue reading

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Posts to post

I’ve been blogging in my mind for the last couple of months, here’s a sample of the topics I’d like elaborate on soonish. First, a crisis of confidence. Gosh, why blog at all? With the explosion of FB, a personal … Continue reading
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Cutting glass

Ben and I do DOG daily (have you met Ben Woody?) but my early evenings and weekends are dedicated to acquiring old Hobie 16s cheap – usually with soft decks and other structural issues. This is long range planning for … Continue reading
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Functional sculpture

In preparation for the epic Year of the Rabbit New Year Party on February 5th,  Joe Cissel, Liz Paladino and I started construction of the combination skating ring (k) / ice diving stage in the form of a yin yang … Continue reading

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PSA Music

I wrote this originally for Gretchen Eichberger’s “Music for Sleepy Beings” CD, but it didn’t make the cut. Even though I’m an old wolf with no kids, I know what it is to be up late and wishing I could … Continue reading

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Live Fully, Pay Attention, Power Down

Play movie for computer, phone or youtube An ALM inspired public service message about giving up jet travel, whipped up in response to a regional fund raising effort that seemed inherently contradictory. The more I learned the more I felt … Continue reading

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PSA V2

I tested my PSA yesterday – me doing a talking head with ALM b-roll. It’s got potential. This morning I simplified the narration. I am Dan Kelly In 2008 I was invited to sail around the Hawaiian islands and make … Continue reading

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Public Service Announcement

I’ve been away from ondesire.com for a couple of months, reconstructing my land based life and recovering from an NYC exit. Let’s return now to the Around Lake Michigan archives for further extraction and posting. I’m starting with a PSA … Continue reading

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Musings in the morning

With ALM, I have three basic flows for telling the story – raw video, motion graphics and posts (text). Though I wasn’t as faithful with imaging everything, I was fairly thorough in my writing. I captured details that I certainly … Continue reading

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Day 4 – Adjustments in Arcadia

An easy afternoon on the beach making adjustments to Hello World, mostly the straps and plates that secured the waterproof rifle cases. There’s also insights about yawning. Behind the scene details were posted on June 6. 10-06-04 Adjustments in Arcadia, … Continue reading

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Salute! Saugatuck (and Douglas)

Day 24 There’s steady WNW wind this morning, good for heading south. I’ve got a stop I might make along the way to Benton Harbor today. I’m looking to round out the Lake’s bottom before the month ends. What’s in … Continue reading

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New strategy

A new strategy is needed for the blog. Tho I enjoy writing, trying to craft posts just takes too much time! I’m falling further and further behind. The plan is to try a twitter influenced approach, distillation and supplement with … Continue reading

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Movie – ALM excerpt

Around Lake Michigan, Search for Sustainable Civilizations Watch the movie excerpt – 13:30 minutes. This is intended to give the basic premise of the project. What artifacts of future sustainable civilizations can be found in Ritch Branstrom’s interview? The full … Continue reading

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Visiting Kalamazoo

Day 15 – 16 Paused in the Pine Motel parking lot on the way back from Wallys, riding the Zilliax Miyata back to Oval beach in the rain. It was a warm rain and I wanted to add a little … Continue reading

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Where are the posts?

Watch for a flurry of blog and video posts in the next 24 hours. I’ll be in Kalamazoo with Susan and Vince until Sunday morning then heading back to Saugatuck Dunes Natural Area where Hello World is parked.

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Do Ludington

Climb the bluff carefully for a thrilling view of the big lake and better cell reception. Nearby construction along the bluff edge reminds me of my reason for sailing around Lake Michigan. Activating global consciousness to steward and EXPAND the … Continue reading

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Launch!

I don’t want to leave the tent. 7:20 am, sore and wishing to sleep more. The waves take a little breath now – big surges with a rest in between. That’s a change from yesterday – constant roll and crash. … Continue reading

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2 days – pushback

Are we ready? Not quite yet. Fiberglass repairs will take another few days. An ordering snafu has delayed the arrival of some gear. Chuck is fabricating cargo plates that need to be tested. This weekend’s weather forecast is not beach … Continue reading

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14 days – weight and writing

Beautiful. Inventory and ordering continues today, with a bit of general organization around the house. Yesterday I became 6.5 lbs heavier when I started wearing a scuba weight belt. Carrying extra weight is an easy way to challenge the body … Continue reading

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15 days – Making of a Saint

Getting close now. Order of operations seems to be holding together, it’s spooky that I’m mostly on schedule. Everything can go right between now and launch… it’s possible. I am noticing more, recognizing the unfolding of a larger story. A … Continue reading

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Exquisite night

take me, sneak up and surround me smother me in the unknown, unseen unfathomed the darkness of depth, underwater danger and cold almost death only to awaken live again, breath in sunlight but I lie a little you are not … Continue reading

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19 days – Order of Operations

Time for a list of lists, a preliminary inventory. With 19 days left, we’ve got to design the optimal sequence of actions. To avoid the carbon cost of airplane flight, new gear needs to be shipped ground which means ordering … Continue reading

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20 days and swim for 101 Facebook Fans!

The On Desire tribe reached it’s objective yesterday of 100+ fans for the Facebook page and the Around Lake Michigan movie project. “This milestone demonstrates that we’ve got a solid core of kick ass collaborators,” said Dan Kelly, ALM’s guide. … Continue reading

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21 days – Artifacts

Here’s a rough sketch of an introduction to artifacts, one of the components that’ll help explain and set-up the Search for Sustainable Civilizations. I’m running late on the mini-movie / extended trailer, let’s see what happens this weekend. Without further … Continue reading

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24 days northern spring

Beauty is a feeling and this morning I have it. It’s the combination of rapport, getting fit and making progress. In the past two days I’ve reconnected with Brook Hash, Susan Gilbert and tonight Kari Tomashik will be stopping in … Continue reading

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26 days

Lovely chill morning. Yesterday I surprised a fox as I came out of the house. Sienna and umber, pretty big too. He wasn’t in a huge hurry, eventually trotting off past the nitrogen accumulator (outhouse). Last Friday I passed a … Continue reading

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Starting the search…

I watched one of the worst movies last night, one that I had seen long ago – Dino De Laurentiis and David Lynch’s Dune. There were so many awful things, but especially bad were the voice overs of characters thinking. … Continue reading

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On artifacts and the incomprehensible

In a scalding tub, burning away the muscle ache from yesterday’s kooky backward run. I skip showers for several days running just so I can dip neck deep in steamy agua caliente. Today I bought a minivan from my fam … Continue reading

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You’re being followed… on Twitter

Either by… http://twitter.com/OnDesire or http://twitter.com/FutureArtifacts Thanks for taking the time to check us out. My name is Dan Kelly and I am working on the documentary movie. From May – August of 2010, I’ll be sailing a 16 ft catamaran … Continue reading

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I hear water

Open water on Crystal Lake, the ice is off. Woke to the murmer of a gray lake and an empty wind in a deep silence. The kwhoo of a morning dove, caw of a crow, and the trill and warble … Continue reading

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The clean shaven look

I did it. Redesign and radical simplification of http://ondesire.com has been implemented. There’s more to come but the major scaffolding is in place. Here’s the landing page. Pretty sparse eh? The idea is push some of the complexity deeper into the blog by establishing a traditional branching structure and with limit overwhelm. There are basically […] Continue reading

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Revisiting ondesire design

Here’s the state of the art. Bounce rate has been *bouncing* over the last 5 days. When it hit 70% on March 15, I almost flipped. I waited another day without making any changes and sure enough, it dropped back down to 35%. So what’s going on? Obviously I don’t really know, so perhaps we […] Continue reading

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Welcome FB refugees

If you are landing here from Facebook, relax – you’re safe now. OK everyone, this is going to be our first old fart singalong. Instructions: click this… lyrics then this… music If you don’t read music don’t panic – right after … Continue reading

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Bounce rate rebounds

Jonathan, Luke, Steve and I were looking at analytics for ondesire.com last night. After posting the Premise page on Friday, bounce rate shot back up to 40%. The point of looking at bounce rate is to see how effective the landing page is, but several factors could be influencing the results – other than the […] Continue reading

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Deconstructing doom

Jonathan has been questioning the veracity of the doom assertion in the ALM / artifact premise. A premise or pitch is a shorthand introduction to a project – typically delivered in less than 15 seconds (and often in an elevator). … Continue reading

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Meeting 10-03-06 ondesire landing page

We’ve had two dream team meetings, in Brooklyn (Faisal, Erica and Dan) and last Saturday in Beulah (Steve Elrick, Melonie, Jonathan, Lucas Kelly and Dan). Inviting collaboration and contribution was the focus of Saturday’s meeting. Components of the ask package … Continue reading

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Social presence and priorities

Today I am thinking about the indivisibility of story and audience. Which comes first? In May 2010, Hello World and I return to the Big Lake. I’d like to start with a more robust social presence than the project had … Continue reading

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Feedback for movies, finally

Since the Around Lake Michigan movies are presented in a resizable window outside of the blog proper, folks couldn’t comment – doh! Just created a stack of posts to fix this slight oversight… and away we go! Watch the movies … Continue reading

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Visit On Desire

Last year my documentary about sailing around the Hawaiian Islands morphed into a documentary about sailing around Lake Michigan. In September of 2009 I soloed 300 miles on the 16 foor catamaran Hello World, searching for sustainable civilizations.  The plan … Continue reading

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ALM guide – inherent

There was another way of doing things once, a way that has become marginalized and almost forgotten but perhaps not quite totally annihilated. A way that isn’t self destructive. We all know the legend… the native people of several continents … Continue reading

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So far on ALM

We’ve been writing and writing. What has all this writing accomplished? Here’s what we know so far. Objectives for the project are identified The story centers around the guide character – his motivations, experience, starting point and transformation Several character … Continue reading

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Shut up about the xroll already

Holographic scenes are trembling moments of pure gestalt. Put them in a sequence and call that a movie.  Perhaps an alternate sequence reveals more. If you play it backward you hear, “I buried Paul.” I’m imagining a burst of experience … Continue reading

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Redeconstructing motivation

The last several ALM posts have been about clarifying DK’s journey, why exactly did he get on the boat? Is he really searching for sustainable civilizations or was there another reason? Why is this trip shrouded in mystery? Maybe he … Continue reading

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Xroll installed

Dan Kelly is on this journey of discovery, he’s off to become miraculous, he’s searching for sustainable civilizations, he’s just an average American with an FBI record. Whatever his journey is, it’s open ended. Perhaps he has a general idea … Continue reading

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Am I a good friend?

When you love a lot of people, how do you keep the connections fresh? This is a quandary for me as I’m blessed with a large extended family. Blogs help me make big chunks of my life public. With the … Continue reading

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ALM guide, everyman

introduction for character Dan Kelly (everyman) Unless you’re totally evil or from another planet, you are probably concerned about the future of this one, our earth. It’s old news to talk about how much trouble we are in, so I … Continue reading

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ALM guide, becoming miraculous

introduction for character Dan Kelly (becoming miraculous) During intense experience I often get a clue about my full potential, what I am capable of. If I get into a situation that calls for a little something extra then lo, something … Continue reading

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ALM guide, the time traveler

introduction for character Dan Kelly (time traveler) Yes, another movie about how much trouble we are in. It’s also about how we got out of the trouble. If you remember the future as I do, you’ll know that we almost … Continue reading

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Designing the ALM guide

Who is this character Dan Kelly, ALM guide? Why is the audience intrigued by his journey? Based on my discussion with Andrea, I can’t assume the audience will understand my assumptions and motivations regarding ALM. The 900 lb gorilla in … Continue reading

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A coherent plan emerges – mission

Good Earth, have you been reading the recent posts from http://artisthouse.com/domains_core/desire and http://holyboners.com? I have – and they are beginning to spin out of control. Some sort of fugue state is being entered into here, so many eggs are cracking … Continue reading

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Flashback!

I scanned and posted the audience feedback cards within a week of the Evening of Exploration, but over a month went by before I read and sorted them into categories. Why did it take so long? This question triggered a … Continue reading

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Saldaje to appear at Evening of Exploration

Gretchen and I are excited to welcome Saldaje to our Evening of Exploration. Shaun and Melonie do some spooky and magical things with ukuleles.

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Map

Lake Michigan shares 1600 miles of shoreline with 4 states. The 2009 expedition of Around Lake Michigan explored about 300 miles or 1/5 of the perimeter in 3 weeks. x x x 1. Elberta Beach 09/05 – 09/06 2. South … Continue reading

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Moon trail

I recorded an iPhone audio snippet of my moolit sail to Otter Creek. The slight wind continued for what seemed hours. In the dark, I passed chatty smokers anchored by what I guessed to be Platte River. Later and far … Continue reading

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Who needs Twitter?

Just activated WordPress for the iPhone, and that’s where I’m posting from. Who needs Twitter? A set back today in the reassembly of Hello World. I bunged the starter threads on both sides of the dolphin striker, so I’ve got … Continue reading

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Elements of Style

Dan here! Those of you reading On Desire so far may be annoyed with my quirky and often obtuse writing style. With the delivery of the Macbook Pro two days ago, Kai is in the process of coming online and … Continue reading

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Radical redesign

As reported a few weeks back, Kai’s got problems with Desire. It’s been sitting for so long unattended that there’s no way he can get it ready in time to return to Seattle ahead of big weather in September. After … Continue reading

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Telemetry 090711

Still working on getting over the last dregs of my Honolulu cold. Several interesting developments in the last week though. Apple has come through on it’s pledge to loan us a spanking new Macbook Pro laptop with all the latest … Continue reading

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Telemetry 090707

Back in Kona after a long weekend in Honolulu, racing on Siesta and whooping it up under the 4th of July fireworks. Sick as a dog from a cold, most likely picked up on the flight to Honolulu.

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Up at dawn

Too many nights celebrating with the tribe this week. Forsaking my sauna pals I crawled into bed at 9:30 pm last night for much needed tissue regeneration. Up at first light this morning and wrapping the Shop and Save project … Continue reading

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Telemetry 090630

So here I am again, in my well appointed fiberglass barnacle on the edge of paradise behind a chain link fence, only this time no dogs parole the perimeter. Instead of smelling cordite and consumed jet fuel I’ve got whiffs … Continue reading

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Telemetry 090630

I don’t think Dan’s coming to Hawaii. It seems, for ideological reasons as he won’t fly in a jet due to it’s carbon footprint. I can respect his convictions though I don’t fully adopt them as my own. He’s been … Continue reading

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Shop and Save

Watch Gretchen Eichberger at Shop and Save Here’s another chapter of On Desire in collaboration with Gretchen Eichberger and the Northwest Michigan Folklife Center. Camera ops are Patrick and Yo. Enjoy!

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Meanwhile

The first wave of Transpac 2009 starts without me tomorrow. Jets are only $100 from LA to Honolulu – not an option. So how am I getting to Hawaii? I spoke to the San Francisco office of Greenpeace and passed … Continue reading

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Telemetry 090620

8:50 AM 8/3/06 For me, the ocean is a place that keeps me riveted to the reality of the moment. A place which is always changing and one that keeps me focused and alive in so many sublime ways. I … Continue reading

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Letter to Steve Jobs

From:       Dan Kelly Subject:   Hey Steve! Date:        June 16, 2009 7:36:07 PM EDT To:            Steve Jobs, Apple Computer Hey Steve, Trust you are doing well. I haven’t been following your progress, have you looked … Continue reading

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Still here?

I laze. It’s spring at the artist house, lovely. One might conjecture a very slow tourist season hereabouts, what with the end of capitalism and all. Sigh! What a time to be thousands of miles away. A cat eating mackerel … Continue reading

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poetry by Kari

It’s actually July 9, 2009 and I just now found this poem from Kari Tomashik for On Desire. From:     Kari Subject:     RE: On Desire Date:     June 3, 2009 8:02:42 PM GMT-04:00 To:    Dan Cc:    Kari … Continue reading

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Train

May 28, 2009… Train as in practice, not what hobos ride. How do we prepare ourselves for anything. Just because I am drinking a beer right now doesn’t mean that I couldn’t whoop a battalion of fascists with one arm … Continue reading

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Aloha Beulah

Here a silver gray and green morning with rain lightly tapping on spring leaves, copper roof and stone.  Location – Artist house, Beulah, Michigan, USA, Earth. It’s exceptional and a little hard to believe. I drove 18 hours in a … Continue reading

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Instruments of mass creation

I’ve been listening to Zietgeist addendum today while rotoscoping Almonds and had a flash on self education. My brother Steve and I have been talking about how students emerge from college with significant debt. His kids (my nephews) are not … Continue reading

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Movie strategy

Robert Greenwald’s Brave New Foundation is trying something interesting. They are posting chapters of the documentary Rethinking Afghanistan as they are completed. This provides for a lot of interaction and audience involvement, even audience building. Here’s the URL… http://rethinkafghanistan.com/ I … Continue reading

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Vision version 0.11

I see the Desire project as a pragmatic application of the ideas that are presented in Bleep and Secret. It’s one thing to gas on about the creative power of the universe while making with the trippy graphics, but what … Continue reading

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Plan and publish

This blog is a tool to both plan and publish. Electricity will be scarce on Desire so we’ve got to make the most out of keyboard time. I want to compute less and live more! Planning by blogging is an … Continue reading

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Astoria Virgin

Watch Astoria Virgin This is supposed to be a video blog, so finally I am getting around to catching up on the chapters of the story. Here’s the first Vixia video from April 7, shot with an HF-11 I later … Continue reading

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