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5 replies to this post
  1. Thanks, Steve Twist, much appreciated. By the way, I've now noticed that I've worn this same jacket in everything Winston has filmed of me. And, I inherited it from a great Kansas friend (Bob Gottschalk, RIP). Still, I probably should get a new jacket.

  2. Brad,

    You've seen my sharp, extensive wardrobe; I'll be happy to loan you something for the next one. One must always look presentable, you know; a man's appearance says a lot about the state of his soul.


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