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	<title>An Orange in Flight</title>
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		<author><personname><firstname>brian</firstname><othername>m.</othername><surname>carlson</surname></personname></author>
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			<year>2006</year>
			<year>2007</year>
			<year>2008</year>
			<year>2009</year>
			<year>2010</year>
			<holder>brian m. carlson</holder>
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		<legalnotice>
			<note>
				<title>Exceptions</title>
				<para>
					The author is, in general, willing to grant specific exceptions to the
					above license for original, tangible, non-digitizable forms of art
					which include copyrightable portions of this work.  Please write to
					him to ask for specifics and discuss the matter.
				</para>
			</note>
			<note>
				<title>A Request from the Author</title>
				<para>
					Although you are not required to do so by the license, the author would very
					much appreciate it if you would use good taste when modifying this
					collection and when distributing such modifications.<!--  Some of these
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	<!-- {{{ Dedication -->
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		<title>Dedication</title>
		<!-- Nick, Dave, Neal, Filup -->
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			To N.G., D.B., N.N., F.E., and all others similarly situated.
		</para>
	</dedication> <!-- }}} -->
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	<acknowledgements xml:id="acknowledgements" condition="unnecessary;helpful"> 
		<title>Acknowledgements</title>
		<para>
			I wish to thank Jama Shelton, Barbara Bickart, Sixto Wagan, and all the
			artists associated with DiverseWorks, for teaching me the essentials of
			discovering my place in art and artistry.
		</para>
		<para>
			It would be impossible to acknowledge all of my artistic influences, so I
			will not try, but I wish to sincerely thank the writers, musicians, and
			other artists whose work has made such a profound impression on me.
		</para>
		<para>
			I also want to acknowledge Deb Murphy, a friend and mentor, for giving me
			the benefit of her wisdom while still allowing me to make my own mistakes.
		</para>
		<para>
			I want to thank the Debian Project, for all the software that allowed
			this book to be typeset, and all the other Free Software projects that
			made it possible for Debian to make everything just work.
		</para>
		<para>
			I want to thank Sam Duplechain, for providing an interesting phrase which
			is the basis for <citetitle pubwork="article">Thus and Not
				Thus</citetitle>.
		</para>
		<para>
			And finally, I want to send my undying thanks to all my friends, who have
			provided insight and perspective in my life.  Y’all know who y’all are.
		</para>
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			One of the reasons I started writing was because I love reading.  I love
			to pick up a good book, one that is emotionally gripping, and live the
			experiences that the characters go through.  I want to write so that I can
			give that gift to others.
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		<para>
			One of the things I’ve always thought important was to have good tools
			with which to do your job.  In this respect, writing is no exception: one
			needs good ideas, good background, good experience, and good writing
			materials, including the ultimate essential, the pen.
		</para>
		<para>
			There’s a reason I’m so obsessive about my pens.  I think it’s because
			I’ve always had an ambivalence about writing.  I love writing, not just
			the creation and manipulation of ideas, but also the physical act of putting
			pen to paper, making tiny, barely legible marks with real ink.
			At the same time, I am so slow at actually doing the physical writing, and
			it drives me crazy.  So, I have to have a pen which will deliver the ink
			quickly, almost instantaneously, but which will still produce a distinct
			shape on the page.  And, of course, it has to be a real ink rollerball
			pen.  None of this ballpoint crap: I’m expressing an idea, not filling out
			some stupid form in triplicate.  And anyway, no other type of pen, whether
			ballpoint, fountain, or gel rollerball, can deal with the speed associated
			with my rendition of the letter <wordasword>J</wordasword>.
		</para>
		<para>
			And I think it’s interesting that <wordasword>J</wordasword> is my most
			distinct letterform, which I guess is appropriate in some sense, since I
			have so many friends whose names start with <wordasword>J</wordasword>:
			Joe, John, Justin, Jonathan, Jesse, and tons of others whose names I have
			forgotten at the moment, but will remember tomorrow.
		</para>
		<para>
			That’s another thing: I’ve met so many people that I have forgotten more
			names that most people will ever remember.  And at the same time, having
			met numerous Davids and Chrises, I’ve learned so much about people,
			humanity, and life on this planet.
		</para>
		<para>
			I have, for example, learned that people instantly recognize their own
			names, even in peripheral conversations that they didn’t even realize were
			happening around them.  And that above all else, people will protect their
			names above everything else, and rightly so, or they’d just be a series of
			meaningless numbers: birthdates, ages, social security numbers, drivers
			license numbers, heights, weights, and densities.
		</para>
		<para>
			I’ve also noticed that people do strange things: things that are
			irrational, unreasonable, and harmful by any objective standards, but make
			sense in some twisted way to them.  And here, I am no different: I have
			my own peculiarities, quirks, insanities, and perversions.  But these I
			will not share so easily; you’ll have to discover my secrets on your own.
		</para>
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