Don Lane
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It started with something pretty stupid. And stupid leads to more...

It all started because I wrote a letter to the editor of the Sentinel about a weak editorial they wrote about homelessness. Then I went out of town for a few days-- and I had to read my Sentinel online. My letter appeared while I was traveling so I saw it when it appeared in the online edition. Here the trouble begins.


When a letter appears online, it also comes with a place for comments on the letter. There are a lot of really stupid comments there along with some hateful comments. (Yes, there are occasional thoughtful comments, though these are much rarer.) So it was stupid of me to look at those comments. And then I went even more stupid because I actually responded to one of the stupidest comments and – lo and behold—someone else responded with an even meaner and stupider comment. I should know better by now.



I guess I can’t travel out of town again. Or perhaps I will save my “letter-writing” for this stupid blog, where I can be the “master” of the posted comments.

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