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Occasional digressions will be permitted, if for no other reason than to make reading informative and occasionally humorous. Please just remember to bring it on home to the topics above as the the choppy seas abate.
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Please Do Not Post Job Requests and Resumes. As you will see, Coral-List frequently has new employment positions posted. If you try to post a job request or a resume, it will only get deleted. You may wish to see this former post concerning job resources, or visit the Coral-List Archives.
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