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April 08, 2022

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"Common sense is the original viral pandemic, thank god!" Hear, hear.

Please remind me, Mr. Lehman, how/when I submitted this brilliant, yet succinct, essay for you to publish here, under one of the several noms de plume I use when wading into the mainstream. I wrote it last fall, so it is not "...from the archives; first posted September 2011." as you indicate above.

Thank you, and keep 'em flying.

Solved! I posted the essay as a comment to “The Two-Party System” [by Walter Carey] last Sept., to which Mr. Carey replied, "Thank you for this fascinating comment, Bud Dilyn. Probably it should be the post while my little poem should be the footnote."

The editors did not know that Bud Dilyn -- or, as we inaccurately transcribed it, Charles (Bud) Dillon) -- is a pseudonym employed by Dave Read and we are grateful for the clarification.

We're making progress, David, this is fun compared to last year's kerfuffle in re: Emily Dickinson.

P.S. I'm surprised you don't you prefer the poetic 'non de plume' to the academic 'pseudonym.'

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