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Filling the Gap

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Welcome to Filling the Gap. Discover the gaps within through personal stories exploring topics few have courage to address. Filling the Gap tells the stories of gaps in life and seeks paths to wholeness and community.

Filling the Gap is produced by the North Pacific Union of Seventh-day Adventists.
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Colby Maier is a Canada Native transplanted to Portland, OR. In a city that is predominately non-religious, Colby hopes to plant a church and spread the Gospel of love to the people that need it most. Listen to Colby share about what church planting can mean for a city with a notorious reputation for suffocating church plants.Resources:Follow Colby on Social Media at @colbymaierConnect with us:• https://gleanernow.com/FillingTheGap• https://facebook.com/GleanerNow• https://twitter.com/GleanerNow• https://instagram.com/gleanernow• #NWAdventists & #FillingTheGapAbout:Welcome to Filling the Gap. An audio podcast that tells the stories of the gaps we see in the world, within ourselves and inside of our church. Filling the Gap explores the topics and issues we face every day, but don’t always address or talk about. Through the power of storytelling, we hope to fill the gaps in the communities we find ourselves in. Credits:Filling the Gap is produced and copyrighted (© 2019) by the North Pacific Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists (npuc.org). Music in this episode is courtesy of That Bit Close by Ketsa, Clair de Lune by Blithe Air by Oblio, Pacific Blue by Dlay, River Rides by Dlay, Thought Projections by Ketsa, Inspired by Ketsa, Gold Lining by Broke for Free.
Jen & Suicide

Jen & Suicide

2019-12-2422:27

Jen grew up facing many trials that impacted her mental health. Years of enduring through hardships, she felt as thought there was no more reason to live. Listen to Jen share about the hope she found in the midst of her depression that saved her life. Resources:Ways to have conversations about suicide.Dispelling Myths about SuicideSuicide StatsSuicide TrendsSuicide Help Hotline: 1-800-273-8255Connect with us:• https://gleanernow.com/FillingTheGap• https://facebook.com/GleanerNow• https://twitter.com/GleanerNow• https://instagram.com/gleanernow• #NWAdventists & #FillingTheGapAbout:Welcome to Filling the Gap. An audio podcast that tells the stories of the gaps we see in the world, within ourselves and inside of our church. Filling the Gap explores the topics and issues we face every day, but don’t always address or talk about. Through the power of storytelling, we hope to fill the gaps in the communities we find ourselves in. Credits:Filling the Gap is produced and copyrighted (© 2019) by the North Pacific Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists (npuc.org). Music in this episode is courtesy of Curious Nature by Ketsa, Taoudella by Blue Dot Sessions, Brotherhood by Monplaisir, Waiting by David Szesztay, Sad Memories by Ketsa, Romance by David Szesztay.
Alyssa & Identity 2

Alyssa & Identity 2

2019-12-1718:42

This is the second part to Alyssa Mouraske's story. Life as a new mom has had many challenges as her son is diagnosed with a genetic disorder. Alyssa shares her fears, doubts and rollercoaster faith experience in this vulnerable and beautiful story.Resources:Madeleine L'Engle interview about doubt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HI7ljXpVRuoMillennial Mid-life crisis articleConnect with us:• https://gleanernow.com/FillingTheGap• https://facebook.com/GleanerNow• https://twitter.com/GleanerNow• https://instagram.com/gleanernow• #NWAdventists & #FillingTheGapAbout:Welcome to Filling the Gap. An audio podcast that tells the stories of the gaps we see in the world, within ourselves and inside of our church. Filling the Gap explores the topics and issues we face every day, but don’t always address or talk about. Through the power of storytelling, we hope to fill the gaps in the communities we find ourselves in. Credits:Filling the Gap is produced and copyrighted (© 2019) by the North Pacific Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists (npuc.org). Music in this episode is courtesy of That Bit Close by Ketsa, Clair de Lune by Podington Bear, Bloom by Alex Arcoleo, Lung by Paul Ressel and Sue Verran, Smooth Operator by Josh Oliver, Holiday Gift by Kai Engel, Blue Violets by Ketsa, The Gentle Side by Ketsa, Keeping Old Letters by Lee Rosevere, Hope in Endings by Ketsa, Headway by Kai Engel.
Alyssa & Identity 1

Alyssa & Identity 1

2019-12-1023:52

This is the first of a two-part episode of Alyssa Mouraske's story. Alyssa grew up as a pastor's kid, attended Christian school, chose a career in ministry, and then became a mom. Life as a new mom was faced with many challenges as her son is diagnosed with a genetic disorder. Alyssa shares her fears, doubts and rollercoaster faith experience in this vulnerable and beautiful story.Connect with us:• https://gleanernow.com/FillingTheGap• https://facebook.com/GleanerNow• https://twitter.com/GleanerNow• https://instagram.com/gleanernow• #NWAdventists & #FillingTheGapAbout:Welcome to Filling the Gap. An audio podcast that tells the stories of the gaps we see in the world, within ourselves and inside of our church. Filling the Gap explores the topics and issues we face every day, but don’t always address or talk about. Through the power of storytelling, we hope to fill the gaps in the communities we find ourselves in. Credits:Filling the Gap is produced and copyrighted (© 2019) by the North Pacific Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists (npuc.org). Music in this episode is courtesy of Echoes by Alex Arcoleo, Tired Thoughts by Ketsa, Clair de Lune by Podington Bear, Bloom by Alex Arcoleo, Lung by Paul Ressel and Sue Verran, Smooth Operator by Josh Oliver, Hardwood Lullaby by Blue Dot Sessions, In The End They Parted by Fjodor Music, Mangata by Jon Luc Hefferman, Make it Black by Ketsa.
Shane & Homelessness

Shane & Homelessness

2019-12-0322:05

Shane Scalf is a member and a ministry director at Meadow Glade Adventist Church in Battle Ground, WA. His brief encounter with homelessness as a child led him to make a difference in that community. By partnering with Family Promise and twelve other churches, he and other members of the church spend a week hosting homeless families using the church facilities.Resources:Family Promise of Clark CountyPortland Rescue MissionCare Kit Pack FCRC Battle GroundConnect with us:• https://gleanernow.com/FillingTheGap• https://facebook.com/GleanerNow• https://twitter.com/GleanerNow• https://instagram.com/gleanernow• #NWAdventists & #FillingTheGapAbout:Welcome to Filling the Gap. An audio podcast that tells the stories of the gaps we see in the world, within ourselves and inside of our church. Filling the Gap explores the topics and issues we face every day, but don’t always address or talk about. Through the power of storytelling, we hope to fill the gaps in the communities we find ourselves in. Credits:Filling the Gap is produced and copyrighted (© 2019) by the North Pacific Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists (npuc.org). Music in this episode is courtesy of Curious Nature by Ketsa, Taoudella by Blue Dot Sessions, Brotherhood by Monplaisir, Waiting by David Szesztay, Sad Memories by Ketsa, Romance by David Szesztay.
Thank you for listening to the stories of season two on Filling the Gap! From autism inclusion to drug rehabilitation to Native American churches, our stories have covered the gaps we see around us. Come back in fall of 2019 for more stories in season three!• https://gleanernow.com/FillingTheGap• https://facebook.com/GleanerNow• https://twitter.com/GleanerNow• https://instagram.com/gleanernow• #NWAdventists & #FillingTheGapAbout:Welcome to Filling the Gap. An audio podcast that tells the stories of the gaps we see in the world, within ourselves and inside of our church. Filling the Gap explores the topics and issues we face every day, but don’t always address or talk about. Through the power of storytelling, we hope to fill the gaps in the communities we find ourselves in. Credits:Filling the Gap is produced and copyrighted (© 2019) by the North Pacific Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists (npuc.org). Music in this episode is courtesy of Dryness (Wet mix) by Ketsa.
Tina & Opiod Addiction

Tina & Opiod Addiction

2019-08-0619:48

Tina Cooper is a mother, church member, wife, and daughter who battled an opioid addictions during the lowest points in her life. Through her story of addiction, heartache, recovery and reconciliation, we learn to empathize with one of the greatest crisis facing our nation. Resources:Learn more about the opioid crisis at:  https://www.hhs.gov/opioids/CODA rehabilitation center in Portland, OR: https://codainc.org/More information about Al-Anon meetings: https://al-anon.org/Connect with us:• https://gleanernow.com/FillingTheGap• https://facebook.com/GleanerNow• https://twitter.com/GleanerNow• https://instagram.com/gleanernow• #NWAdventists & #FillingTheGapAbout:Welcome to Filling the Gap. An audio podcast that tells the stories of the gaps we see in the world, within ourselves and inside of our church. Filling the Gap explores the topics and issues we face every day, but don’t always address or talk about. Through the power of storytelling, we hope to fill the gaps in the communities we find ourselves in. Credits:Filling the Gap is produced and copyrighted (© 2019) by the North Pacific Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists (npuc.org). Music in this episode is courtesy of Wandering Path by Dlay, Romance by David Szesztay, Enrichment by Podington Bear, Cendres by Jon Luc Hefferman, Amber Haze by Daniel Birch, Sad Memories by Ketsa, Moon Come by Ketsa.
Manny & Prison

Manny & Prison

2019-07-2319:58

Sermin "Manny" Uribe is a passionate, hard-working, God-fear man, although that wasn't always the case. His childhood was filled with gangs and drugs which eventually landed him in prison. Manny's transformational story is filled with unexpected encounters and hope. His story sheds light in a world that is stigmatized and misunderstood. Manny shares what can be done for former inmates transitioning into society.Resources:Learn more about this ministry at:  https://www.washingtonconference.org/ministries/prison-ministryHelp support prison ministries by donating to the Hope House, a transitional housing opportunity for those recently released from prison. https://www.washingtonconference.org/ministries/prison-ministry/hope-housePodcast mentioned in the episode: Ear Hustle - Ear Hustle brings you the daily realities of life inside prison shared by those living it, and stories from the outside, post-incarceration. Connect with us:• https://gleanernow.com/FillingTheGap• https://facebook.com/GleanerNow• https://twitter.com/GleanerNow• https://instagram.com/gleanernow• #NWAdventists & #FillingTheGapAbout:Welcome to Filling the Gap. An audio podcast that tells the stories of the gaps we see in the world, within ourselves and inside of our church. Filling the Gap explores the topics and issues we face every day, but don’t always address or talk about. Through the power of storytelling, we hope to fill the gaps in the communities we find ourselves in. Credits:Filling the Gap is produced and copyrighted (© 2019) by the North Pacific Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists (npuc.org). Music in this episode is courtesy of Bloom 4 by Alex Arcoleo, Bloom 5 by Alex Arcoleo, Saturday Church by Monplaisir, Headway by Kai Engel, Souly Slowly by Kai Engel, Echoes by Alex Arcoleo, Fryeri by Kai Engel.
Connie & Prison

Connie & Prison

2019-07-0919:32

Connie is a pacific northwest native and grew up in a troubled household. Throughout it all, she has felt the presence of God in the midst of her pain and in prison. Connie's story is one of the pursuit of God, and of God pursuing us. The gaps we feel within ourselves can lead to destructive consequences, but with God, we can find wholeness. Resources:Learn more about this ministry at:  https://www.washingtonconference.org/ministries/prison-ministryHelp support prison ministries by donating to the Hope House, a transitional housing opportunity for those recently released from prison. https://www.washingtonconference.org/ministries/prison-ministry/hope-houseConnect with us:• https://gleanernow.com/FillingTheGap• https://facebook.com/GleanerNow• https://twitter.com/GleanerNow• https://instagram.com/gleanernow• #NWAdventists & #FillingTheGapAbout:Welcome to Filling the Gap. An audio podcast that tells the stories of the gaps we see in the world, within ourselves and inside of our church. Filling the Gap explores the topics and issues we face every day, but don’t always address or talk about. Through the power of storytelling, we hope to fill the gaps in the communities we find ourselves in. Credits:Filling the Gap is produced and copyrighted (© 2019) by the North Pacific Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists (npuc.org). Music in this episode is courtesy of Make it Black by Ketsa, Event Horizon by Jon Luc Hefferman, Salue by Kai Engel, Mangata by Jon Luc Hefferman, Triumph by Jon Luc Hefferman, Late Nights by Ketsa, Elmore Heights by Blue Dot Sessions.
Monte Church is the Native Ministry Assistant of the NPUC. He grew up on the Menominee reservation in northern Wisconsin. There, Monte saw the tragedies and hardship of life on the reservation, but he also saw the beauty of the culture. In this episode, we discuss how two worlds - Native and Christian - can bring out the best in one another. Resources:Learn more about this ministry at:  http://www.npuc.org/departments/native_ministries/View some of the native artwork from this ministry on our social media sites below.Connect with us:• https://gleanernow.com/FillingTheGap• https://facebook.com/GleanerNow• https://twitter.com/GleanerNow• https://instagram.com/gleanernow• #NWAdventists & #FillingTheGapAbout:Welcome to Filling the Gap. An audio podcast that tells the stories of the gaps we see in the world, within ourselves and inside of our church. Filling the Gap explores the topics and issues we face every day, but don’t always address or talk about. Through the power of storytelling, we hope to fill the gaps in the communities we find ourselves in. Credits:Filling the Gap is produced and copyrighted (© 2019) by the North Pacific Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists (npuc.org). Music in this episode is courtesy of The Hangover by David Szesztay, I Wonder What the World is Doing Now by Robert Farmer, Solo Acoustic Guitar by Jason Shaw, A Good Start by Monplaisir, Discovery by Jon Luc Hefferman, Brotherhood by Monplaisir, Revolving Around Us by Ketsa.
Leila Silva and Lisa Vallado are a mother-daughter duo and a force to be reckoned with. Leila has made strides to have Lisa be a part of society, as an individual with autism. Leila and Lisa share their experience of inclusion and express the great lack of families with disabilities in church. Autism Resources:Disabilities Ministries at the North American DivisionLetterboard Communication https://www.halo-soma.org/Sisterly Documentary Film - A documentary film about Lisa and Nina Vallado's sisterhood impacted by autism.Connect with us:• https://gleanernow.com/FillingTheGap• https://facebook.com/GleanerNow• https://twitter.com/GleanerNow• https://instagram.com/gleanernow• #NWAdventists & #FillingTheGapAbout:Welcome to Filling the Gap. An audio podcast that tells the stories of the gaps we see in the world, within ourselves and inside of our church. Filling the Gap explores the topics and issues we face every day, but don’t always address or talk about. Through the power of storytelling, we hope to fill the gaps in the communities we find ourselves in. Credits:Filling the Gap is produced and copyrighted (© 2019) by the North Pacific Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists (npuc.org). Music in this episode is courtesy of Puzzle Pieces by Lee Rosevere, Pulsars by Podington Bear, Teenage Dream by Yusuke Tsutsumi, Untitled 7 by Yusuke Tsutsumi, Let's Start at the Beginning by Lee Rosevere, Purple Light by Blue Dot Sessions 
Summary:Welcome to Filling the Gap. We are back with new stories to share for the second season of the podcast! Thank you for continuing to support this project and giving people a voice to share the stories God has written.Connect with us:• https://gleanernow.com/FillingTheGap• https://facebook.com/GleanerNow• https://twitter.com/GleanerNow• https://instagram.com/gleanernow• #NWAdventists & #FillingTheGapWelcome to Filling the Gap. An audio podcast that tells the stories of the gaps we see in the world, within ourselves and inside of our church. Filling the Gap explores the topics and issues we face every day, but don’t always address or talk about. Through the power of storytelling, we hope to fill the gaps in the communities we find ourselves in. Filling the Gap is produced and copyrighted (© 2019) by the North Pacific Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists (npuc.org). Music in this episode is courtesy of Reflective Emotion by Martin Felix Karczmarski.
Thank you for listening to season one of Filling the Gap. We are gathering more stories for the next season and will be back in summer 2019. Thank you for listening to the stories we have shared so far! Until then, please be sure to subscribe and share the podcast.• https://gleanernow.com/FillingTheGap• https://facebook.com/GleanerNow• https://twitter.com/GleanerNow• https://instagram.com/gleanernow• #NWAdventists & #FillingTheGapAbout:Welcome to Filling the Gap. An audio podcast that tells the stories of the gaps we see in the world, within ourselves and inside of our church. Filling the Gap explores the topics and issues we face every day, but don’t always address or talk about. Through the power of storytelling, we hope to fill the gaps in the communities we find ourselves in. Credits:Filling the Gap is produced and copyrighted (© 2019) by the North Pacific Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists (npuc.org). Music in this episode is courtesy of Love is Not by Broke for Free.
Summary:Mark and Marella Rudebaugh are a married couple who shares their journey with dealing with sexual addiction. Addiction is a lifelong struggle, but Mark and Marella share their successes and lessons learned in their experience of fighting and healing from pornography.Resources mentioned: Porn Free Radio by Matt Dobschuetzhttps://recoveredman.com/Qustodio - internet filterhttps://www.qustodio.com/en/Episode Host:• Nina ValladoEpisode Guests:• Mark Rudebaugh• Marella RudebaughConnect with us:• https://gleanernow.com/FillingTheGap• https://facebook.com/GleanerNow• https://twitter.com/GleanerNow• https://instagram.com/gleanernow• #NWAdventists & #FillingTheGapAbout:Welcome to Filling the Gap. An audio podcast that tells the stories of the gaps we see in the world, within ourselves and inside of our church. Filling the Gap explores the topics and issues we face every day, but don’t always address or talk about. Through the power of storytelling, we hope to fill the gaps in the communities we find ourselves in. Credits:Filling the Gap is produced and copyrighted (© 2019) by the North Pacific Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists (npuc.org). Music in this episode is courtesy of Patterns by Alex Arcoleo; The Gentle Side by Ketsa; I am Running a Marathon with Thousands of Highly Qualified People Who are All Trying to Defeat Me by Chris Zabriskie; Pacific Blue by Dlay; In Pursuit of Silence by Daniel Birch; Wash Out by Broke for Free.
Connect with us:• https://gleanernow.com/FillingTheGap• https://facebook.com/GleanerNow• https://twitter.com/GleanerNow• https://instagram.com/gleanernow• #NWAdventists & #FillingTheGapAbout:Welcome to Filling the Gap. An audio podcast that tells the stories of the gaps we see in the world, within ourselves and inside of our church. Filling the Gap explores the topics and issues we face every day, but don’t always address or talk about. Through the power of storytelling, we hope to fill the gaps in the communities we find ourselves in. Credits:Filling the Gap is produced and copyrighted (© 2019) by the North Pacific Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists (npuc.org). Music in this episode is courtesy of Event Horizon by Jon Luc Hefferman.
John & Loss

John & Loss

2019-03-2623:01

Summary:John Lubke is a former youth pastor turned nurse from Walla Walla, WA. Through life's twists and turns, John shares the losses he faced in his life, including the loss of a faith community. John reflects on the hardships and heartache of feeling excluded by the community you were once a part of. Episode Host:• Nina ValladoEpisode Guest:• John LubkeConnect with us:• https://gleanernow.com/FillingTheGap• https://facebook.com/GleanerNow• https://twitter.com/GleanerNow• https://instagram.com/gleanernow• #NWAdventists & #FillingTheGapAbout:Welcome to Filling the Gap. An audio podcast that tells the stories of the gaps we see in the world, within ourselves and inside of our church. Filling the Gap explores the topics and issues we face every day, but don’t always address or talk about. Through the power of storytelling, we hope to fill the gaps in the communities we find ourselves in. Credits:Filling the Gap is produced and copyrighted (© 2019) by the North Pacific Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists (npuc.org). Music in this episode is courtesy of Need Change by Ketsa; This is Difficult for Me by Lee Rosevere; My Happy Place by Ketsa; Alone Once Again by Daniel Birch; Thought Projection by Ketsa; Instrumental 2 Revisited by Gillicuddy; Nowhere to Turn by Ketsa; Bloom by Jahzzar.
Preview: John & Loss

Preview: John & Loss

2019-03-2000:54

Connect with us:• https://gleanernow.com/FillingTheGap• https://facebook.com/GleanerNow• https://twitter.com/GleanerNow• https://instagram.com/gleanernow• #NWAdventists & #FillingTheGapAbout:Welcome to Filling the Gap. An audio podcast that tells the stories of the gaps we see in the world, within ourselves and inside of our church. Filling the Gap explores the topics and issues we face every day, but don’t always address or talk about. Through the power of storytelling, we hope to fill the gaps in the communities we find ourselves in. Credits:Filling the Gap is produced and copyrighted (© 2019) by the North Pacific Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists (npuc.org). Music in this episode is courtesy of Alone Once Again by Daniel Birch.
Alison & Burnout

Alison & Burnout

2019-03-1218:16

Summary:Alison Segura is a singer-songwriter and music producer in Portland, OR. Her musical journey started in contemporary Christian music, but her experience with burnout led her to another path. Listen as Alison shares about burnout she experienced in her artistry and with her faith.You can support Alison at: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/nosila-s-debut-ep#/Follow Nosila at: https://nosilamusic.com/Episode Host:• Nina ValladoEpisode Guest:• Alison Segura (Nosila)Connect with us:• https://gleanernow.com/FillingTheGap• https://facebook.com/GleanerNow• https://twitter.com/GleanerNow• https://instagram.com/gleanernow• #NWAdventists & #FillingTheGapAbout:Welcome to Filling the Gap. An audio podcast that tells the stories of the gaps we see in the world, within ourselves and inside of our church. Filling the Gap explores the topics and issues we face every day, but don’t always address or talk about. Through the power of storytelling, we hope to fill the gaps in the communities we find ourselves in. Credits:Filling the Gap is produced and copyrighted (© 2019) by the North Pacific Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists (npuc.org). Music in this episode is courtesy of Tech Toys by Lee Rosevere; Backdrop by Blanket Music; I am Running a Marathon with Thousands of Highly Qualified People Who are All Trying to Defeat Me by Chris Zabriskie; The Cast and Favor by Blue Dot Sessions; Purple Light by Blue Dot Sessions; Blood on the Floor by Nosila; mio by Dlay.
Summary:Connect with us:• https://gleanernow.com/FillingTheGap• https://facebook.com/GleanerNow• https://twitter.com/GleanerNow• https://instagram.com/gleanernow• #NWAdventists & #FillingTheGapAbout:Welcome to Filling the Gap. An audio podcast that tells the stories of the gaps we see in the world, within ourselves and inside of our church. Filling the Gap explores the topics and issues we face every day, but don’t always address or talk about. Through the power of storytelling, we hope to fill the gaps in the communities we find ourselves in. Credits:Filling the Gap is produced and copyrighted (© 2019) by the North Pacific Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists (npuc.org). Music in this episode is courtesy of Tech Toys by Lee Rosevere.
Dr. Raj & Divorce

Dr. Raj & Divorce

2019-02-2619:14

Summary:Dr. Pritham Raj is a psychiatrist at Portland Medical Center and is a mental health professional. Through his own trauma and pain of divorce, he shares how faith helped with healing and maintaining mental health. Dr. Raj shares how he used the lessons he learned through his divorce to help other families going through this transition.For more information about Dark to Light follow the link here: https://www.darktolightkids.org/Episode Host:• Nina ValladoEpisode Guests:• Dr. Y. Pritham RajConnect with us:• https://gleanernow.com/FillingTheGap• https://facebook.com/GleanerNow• https://twitter.com/GleanerNow• https://instagram.com/gleanernow• #NWAdventists & #FillingTheGapAbout:Welcome to Filling the Gap. An audio podcast that tells the stories of the gaps we see in the world, within ourselves and inside of our church. Filling the Gap explores the topics and issues we face every day, but don’t always address or talk about. Through the power of storytelling, we hope to fill the gaps in the communities we find ourselves in. Credits:Filling the Gap is produced and copyrighted (© 2019) by the North Pacific Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists (npuc.org). Music in this episode is courtesy of Junca by Blue Dot Sessions; A Storm At Eilean Moor by Jon Luc Hefferman; Mensa by Podington Bear; The Gold Lining by Broke for Free; Divider by Chris Zabriskie.
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