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Brian Janaszek lives in Morningside, Pittsburgh, PA, with his wife Jenifer and their two sons. Despite degrees in philosophy and writing, he is employed as a computer programmer. In his spare time he and his family wander across the United States in an old VW van, in search of pretty sunsets and good rock climbing.
This article originally appeared in Comment magazine, the opinion journal of CARDUS: www.cardus.ca/comment .
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