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"The Thought Police."

"No, really, who were they?"

"Marion, remember those friends of Tom and Sharon's they wanted us to meet, the ones who cashed out everything and retired to Costa Rica?"

"Yes, that was David and Sally Hightower. You weren't very interested at the time."

"I've been giving it a second thought. It might be worth looking into."

"Why the sudden change of attitude?"

"Two words."


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"Thought Police."

"Joshua Adams, what is going on with you?"

"Marion, please, just humor me for the moment. Let's take a Sunday afternoon drive in the hills and talk about this in the car while we're driving. Don't say anything right now, or here, but even more importantly, don't think. I'm serious. In fact, why don't you sing something patriotic, like the Star Spangled Banner, or better yet, America the Beautiful, while I go pull my car out?"


"I'm really not kidding, Marion. You have a very nice singing voice. Sing. Please."

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"Oh, all right. How does that part go again?"

"America, America, God shed his grace on thee,

and crown thy good with brotherhood

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Leni Matlin was born in NYC and attended Brooklyn College before moving to California in his twenties. For the better part of his adult life, he has worked as a musician (keyboards / vocals) and played in more bands then he can remember, while (more...)

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