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The other day I was looking at a map of the so-called “boot heel” of Missouri, trying to remember the name of a town we visited a long time ago. No special reason, and I couldn’t find what I was looking for anyway — but in searching, I came across a town called “Braggadocio” and fantasized what it would be like to call such a place home. “Why, yes,” I imagined myself saying. “I assume you’ve heard of my hometown. I’m from Braggadocio, Missouri.” I tried, and couldn’t quite get the hang of it, but was reminded of Facebook. It might seem like an odd connection, but I think of Facebook as one of the bragging-est places on earth. Look at my partner, check out what a happy, good looking couple we are. See my beautiful children, and their accomplishments! So worthwhile! Not to mention my grandchildren! Cuter and smarter than anyone else’s could ever even think of being! And my vacations……….well, look at all the pictures I took of the places I’ve been while you’ve been at home! All these things make me think of my friend Molly. When she heard or saw someone bragging, she liked to smile sweetly and say, “I’m so proud of my son. He finally got his ankle bracelet off last week.”