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Excellent post as always, Scott. Since you asked, my current situation is that I have edited and published my late brother‘s memoir. Almost everyone who reads it tells me it should be a movie or a Netflix series. This whole environment is new to me so I’m looking for possible connections to make this happen.

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Jan 18Liked by Scott Monty

“A person's name is to that person, the sweetest, most important sound in any language.”

I've always felt this statement to be well-intentioned, but a bit generalized.

· People who suffer depression often dread hearing their name.

· People who are deeply in debt often fear hearing their name.

· People who are being stalked by a crazy ex-husband, etc.

Not everyone likes hearing their own name. I do, now. At a previous point in my life, I suffered from severe depression and — to quote The Smiths — "a shyness that is criminally vulgar," so I know firsthand what the feeling of dreading your own name is like.

How do we safely address people for whom we do not know this to be the case?

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Jan 18Liked by Scott Monty

Struggling with incompetent local elected officials who only tell the truth occasionally. How best to highlight/confront this nationwide epidemic when it hits so close to home.

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