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Imperfections are the inevitable result of trying to do everything yourself

Imperfections are the inevitable result of trying to
do everything yourself
That of course is a distortion because we do nothing by ourselves
Even the most isolated nomad of the universe is never alone
What I mean is that if you create as I do
with no one looking over my shoulder 
I will find imperfections everywhere
a glaring misprint in a Kindle Book
that would take me a while to correct
while I have other things to do
and probably 100 more
Now once when I was in the scarce book
(there are few rare books)
I learned the value of imperfection
An edition with an error might be worth
much more than a corrected version
A glaring mistake might
win the auction
But cyber-situations
make correction not only simple to rectify but
Here I have taken all the time I might need to
mindfully correct the error that I failed to notice
to expatiate on
the bump it created on the smooth highway of my morning

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Stephen C. Rose Bio

Stephen C. Rose (1936-) was born in New York City and raised there. He currently lives there. He was educated at Trinity, Exeter, Williams and Union Theological Seminary. He served in the Student Interracial Ministry in Nashville. He founded and edited the prize-winning Renewal Magazine in Chicago and studied with C. A. Doxiadis in Athens. His first books "The Grass Roots Church" and "Who's Killing The Church" established him as a prominent critic of American Protestantism and American religion. He was and remains a civil rights activist. He has interviewed and done in depth pieces on Saul Alinsky and Martin Luther King, Jr. He won awards for editorial courage and for two documentary films. He has written and published many songs and musical works including "We Are All Americans". During the late 90s and early 2000s he worked for UN agencies, most recently editing CHOICES Magazine at UNDP. Since 2000 he has written several books for distribution via K…