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I'm Mike Pope. I live in the Seattle area. I've been a technical writer and editor for over 30 years. I'm interested in software, language, music, movies, books, motorcycles, travel, and ... well, lots of stuff.

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First entry - 6/27/2003
Most recent entry - 12/9/2018

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  10:33 AM

On the local NPR station this morning they were interviewing Dino Rossi, the Republican candidate for governor, and then they took questions from listeners. I was sort of listening out of the corner of my ear, and caught a few exchanges, which mostly seemed to be about economic policy, taxes, and deregulation. But then I heard this call (paraphrased, since my memory is not audiographic):

Caller: Mr. Rossi, are you born again?
Rossi: Uh ...
Caller: Are you a born-again Christian?
Rossi: Well, my wife and I are Catholic, and we don't consider ourselves born again.
Caller: <click>

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