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Essay

Compromises and cognac

On the glorious Bondcliff summit with nary a blip of civilization in sight, a teary-eyed Jan Duprey held a brown paper bag in one hand and pumped her fist in the air with the other.

“We did it,” she said as we hugged in the stillness on the rugged mountaintop, her joy transcending the stunning landscape.

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