Wow. Those are words of high praise indeed. I am flattered and can only say thank you. I definitely enjoyed writing it and maybe that is why it worked out so well. Plus, I had Kat helping me with editing and memory clarifications and the trusty GPS (or not so trusty depending on how you look at it) which had a record of everything/everywhere we went. Finally, I felt like Vickie was looking over my shoulder too and of course that helped a lot. I do intend to pull together all of the parts and republish as a single piece here on Medium at some point. I want to do a re-edit, not a rewrite, but probably just minor revisions for clarity and probably fix some of the many errors I missed as I go through that process. No idea when that might happen but given how busy I have been at work etc. it won’t be that fast I am sure. In the interim I will continue with my standard tirades about ‘AI’ and ‘machine intelligence” and I am working on another evolution post that is almost done. Hope you keep reading and writing yourself. You have some serious talent and a deep knowledge of literature and that is another reason your praise means so much.

Love ya,


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