Reader comment on item: How the West Could Lose
Submitted by Eleanor Goldstein (United States), Dec 27, 2006 at 16:43
Just to say that though I am glad for you that you are going to take a break, I wish to say that I shall miss your input so very much....I followed your writings and insights and have appreciated the quality/caliber of your work and your mind. Needless to say, i have benefited much therefrom, and I thank you for that!
I considered your emails to me as a sort of visit. Permit me to say this, as I am 94 years of age. (No typographical error). I was born in the dark ages, as you might figure, and in Brooklyn, New York. We had no radio until I was l7, as I recall. I lived on one street, and around the corner were stores: One store was owned only by a grocer, one store by a butcher, one store by a 'druggist', another by a tailor, a store for fruits and vegetables;; and in that busy street, from one end to another ran the trolley cars. There were no Thinkers then you can be sure; (the school was on the corner). If there were, well, they didn't live on my street. But we were well schooled in morals and ethics, and so we had a frame of reference to determine what is the good or evil,. and/or right or wrong. (or maybe it wasn't in the dark ages after all) Go figure..
If I were a writer, i would have plenty of material to write about, and I would have plenty to say
Well, Mr Pipes, enjoy your new teaching post; how fortunate your students! I wish you the best of good things.
And I will be looking forward to your return.
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