By Brian M. SmithEditor’s note: This is a guest post from the author, Brian M, a graduate of the University of Michigan, where he received his bachelor’s degree in journalism and his master’s in journalism from the University at Buffalo.

Brian M.

Smith is a freelance writer based in Portland, Maine.

He received his journalism degree from the Wharton School of the City University of New York.

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