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"I am who we are."

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I heard this quoted at my nephews' charming elementary school in Castle Rock, Minnesota yesterday and have been turning the phrase in my mind ever since. Any immediate reflections come to mind as you ponder this saying?

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Radio (or audio if you get yours through the interwebs) can be so simple.

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