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My reasoning is simple.  I have and will put a great deal of time (as my wife will surely attest), effort and personal experience into writing and preparing the material presented on this site.  So I ask for your help in ensuring it is used fairly and does not become garbled or otherwise misrepresented via second, third, fourth, or greater, generational “copies” of this original material.

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