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Re: What was My Dad Thinking? Revision 2

Dear George:

Your editing has really pulled us closer to the heart of your dad. Have you thought about proposing this and other articles to your new local newspaper or magazine?

I'm confident that your new community would be fascinated by this story. It's a profile of a new citizen who's chosen to settle in their community. Your background and your heritage would attract readers interested in American history, jazz, and in a blessedly Nerdy guy who's still wondering as he wanders.

I still have your "Black Nerd" stories in my "to do and edit help" in my files. Judging from the number of hits those stories received, tell us that there's an interest in your unique experience. Yours are a refreshing point of view.

Your choice of Wander and Wonder in your title reminds us that we all have a bit of the "Picaresque" in our experience.

Your stories span several decades of an African American man; connect him to his father, his mother; and tell a fascinating journey of his childhood and student life. Most compelling are your words that make a direct connection to the legacy of his/your ancestors.

They shaped your "wanderings and wonderings". Your ancestors would be so proud if you shared your family history to a larger audience.

Go for it!

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18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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