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I doubt that your writing is really disappointing, it takes a lot of inadequate writing to get to the real stuff you are trying to say. I used to do a column in a small rural paper, I would send a few and think, "I'll bet they'll run this on.", but they hardly ever did, it was always the one that was last minute and to the point. Who knew??? Meg