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Jeannie Burt

Were one to award Jeannie Burt an advanced degree, it might be a Doctorate in Singularity. Born of ranch life in rural Oregon, aloneness, independence, and individualism were intimate companions. Burt never fit into the the tiny community she grew up in: a spread-out scattering of ranches set among the dry, baked-biscuit hills of wheat country. Being accepted there meant behaving in the narrow lines that demarked how one dressed, believed, and behaved. Just out of middle school she read "Brave...See more