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December 20, 2017 I stand outside the temple, waiting. Is it holier to be inside? I wonder. My friends are inside.... Read more...

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November 03, 2017 What would you rather be remembered for: “Read my lips” or “Dodge my hands”?  Breaking the... Read more...

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David Kelley’s Three Greatest Hits

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