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Wow, Charlie. This is HUGE! Massive, massive piece of writing packed with ideas, reflections, and references to outstanding essays. First, thank you so much for writing this, and second, thank you so much for including me in such a roster of amazing writers. You've been a source of inspiration for me since day one at WOP, and I'm super happy to have you as a friend and fellow writer. And I can so relate to your annual review. My first daughter was born when I was right around your age and it's been a life-changing event that transformed and conditioned everything else. I remember I, too, made big resolutions when she came along (many of which still stick to this day -- and she's turning 20 this year!). So, kudos for writing an outstanding piece and for being so determined to change so many things in your life. :)

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