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Feel Free to Laugh At Me — I Did

The other day I saw a headline in the Los Angeles Times: “Ex-state senator finishes sentence.”

If you know me, you know how I read that. My first thought was, “What kept him from finishing his sentence? What was he speaking about?”

I finally realized that the no-longer-a-California- state-senator had been sentenced to prison and had completed his required time in the pen.

Such is the hazard of being a word nerd.

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