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March 31, 2005


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Ralph Luker

You complicate things about as well as anyone I know. We do use "complicate" in a positive sense these days, don't we? Anyway, I hope that "Cliopatria" isn't too male-centric sounding. I thought that the Cleopatra allusion compensated for the male-alluding "patria" -- which was meant, in any case, to summon ideas of homeland rather than paternalism. Best wishes to everyone at The Valve.

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