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Readers don't know it all -- and they're OK with it

Readers don't know it all -- and they're OK with it

April 13, 2014

I'm still baffled by the Dow Jones industrial average and I'm not yet confident I could cook a turkey. But I take comfort in the many instructive notes I received upon admitting how little I know after four decades on Earth. ("Celebrating 40th birthday with a 10-year to-do list," March 23. Find it at chicagotribune.com/turning40.)

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