Hi Mark,

Thank you for your note, and please forgive my months-long late reply. I remember your comment and appreciate it. I wish it were that simple. But, I find I edit myself constantly. And yes, my friends really are/were concerned. I found that when I masked my name a little, I felt less engaged and a little let down. I even stopped writing for a few months. It’s silly to change the user name and still publish to FB and Twitter, obviously. For me, the jury is out. I don’t think I can write whatever I’m compelled to without somehow anonymizing my identity. And this makes me sad. It’s just in case there’s a bad egg out there — you don’t want to pique their interest and then be easily find-able. I don’t know the answer. I’m hoping to find my way to one.

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