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updated tue 30 apr 96 on sat 13 apr 96

On the whole, I must agree in essence with Mel. Talent without persistence
and passion is nothing. There are all kinds of quibbles and
"what-about-this" that could be engaged in, but in the end clever hands and
seeing eyes are not enough. Something happens when we work, and doesn't
when we don't: persist.

Carla, why should a child (and in this culture I use that word advisedly) of
high school age HAVE to decide what they want to do with the rest of their
lives? It hardly seems possible that for most such choices would be wise
ones. Aside from anything else, the way the brain functions is affected by