Great article. Other comments covered the salient points re Mad Maxine, etc.. I just wanted to point out that, strictly speaking, your account of being interviewed by the police might be regarded as overlong & not entirely relevant. It could have been covered in a sentence or two. But I enjoyed reading it. Point being, I too often present opinions based on past experience, & I'm often unsure how much detail to use in citing said experiences. This is a good example of taking the longer, more detailed view to engage the reader more fully.

Good job.

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