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That's a bummer, Martin. I missed you!

I'm sorry to hear about your accident, but I'm glad that you're on the mend.

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Thanks for your refreshing honesty. Wow, wishing you a full recovery.

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Martin-My best wishes for a speedy and complete recovery. There’s a lot going on out there and your commentaries are valuable. As to the following excerpt from your post:

“In our writer fishbowl where it seems everyone aspires to be a writer and write well, it is easy to forget that writing is increasingly an exotic profession.”

It seems that maybe $200,000 for an English, journalism or communications degree might be a hard sell for a career that will not necessarily be able to generate enough income to justify the cost. And there’s so much talented competition. Plus, having a tormented soul, a state of being that appeals to nobody, is a great foundation for a career in writing. So, in summation, too much money for training plus the necessity of an enormous personal experience really limits the size of the new class of writers graduating from America’s universities every year. I’m glad you are a writer, because you like it, you’re good at it and you have some great things to write!

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I’m sorry to hear this, and wish you well.

I have never once had a positive, interested response from anyone when I’ve said I was a journalist/am a writer!

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Oh gosh. Sorry for that. Heal well, we'll be here when you're ready.

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Sending hugs and hope for a speedy recovery. We've all had our moments in one way or another. Just shows you are human like the rest of us. Keep writing.

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Oh shit!! That sucks, but there's no deep shame in fucking up now and then. Heal well and heal soon.

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I'm so sorry to hear this. Hugs and wishes for a speedy recovery

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Thank you for such a personal sharing. Hugs.

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Well, at least we know you're an honest man. That is, by far, the moist important quality anyone can have. And get well soon. You have my sympathies.

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