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Amen, Brian. I didn't know it, but I used to be a 'lineage snob'. lol -but realized my 'lineage' breaks down somewhere between Okinawa and China during the 1890's ...plus realized how little from that time was likely REALLY passed down.

I'm comfortable with just being proud and grateful of having/had the teachers that actually taught me...even if they weren't/aren't famous.




And thus opens the gates to pardise.