Letters to the editor, June 2008
This a traditional letter column. You are encouraged to write a letter of comment on anything that you find worthy of comment. It will (may) be published in this column along with my reply. As editor I reserve the right to delete material; however I will not alter the undeleted material. E-mail to me that solely references the contents of this site will be assumed to be publishable mail. All other e-mail is assumed to be private. And, of course, anything marked not for publication is not for publication. Oh yes, letters of appreciation for the scholarly resources provided by this site will be handled very discreetly. This page contains the correspondence for June 2008.
From: Peter Neilson
You will be pleased to discover that we have a horse (well, actually a pony) named Dakota. He’s very friendly, and usually not terrified of Big Trucks. Children who are actually aware that two states bear that name seem to wonder (as do I) which part of the horse is North Dakota and which is South Dakota. You’re the expert, having actually been to North Dakota. What should I tell them (and me)?
That all depends on which direction Dakota is going. For example, on a cattle drive from Canada to Texas his rear end would be North Dakota.Return to index of contributors
From: Shannon Ammons
I recently read your report concerning discrimination and high school football. You ended your letter in 2001 stating that your case was still pending…can you tell me the outcome of your case? My son played high school football for the last two years, and was told this spring that he could not play next year because he is too small. No tryouts, nothing and it is a public high school.
I’m sorry, I’m Richard Harter, who runs the website where Robert Chao’s article appeared. I tried to get in touch with him to find out what happened, but I don’t have a current email address for him. Best of luck with your son.Return to index of contributors
From: E. James Lieberman
Hello, Richard Harter
I just happened on your site (via a joke, as I was looking up the phrase “ladder of success” or “ladder to success” — I guess both phrases are used.
I was born in 1934, in Milwaukee, so maybe we have a few things in common, along with many differences. I’m now a retired psychiatrist, so clicked on the Freud page, and mostly agree with your take. You can find some of mine at the website below.
I read some SF in younger days, dabble some with poetry, but made a major intellectual and emotional investment in Esperanto. Also play the cello seriously, mainly in chamber music, for fun.
Thanks for writing. One of the pleasures of my web site is that interesting people keep stumbling across it. I’m not sure how Google ranks their pages – it boggles me that a seven year old containing an ancient anecdote makes the first ten pages in a google search. Be that as it may, the search got you to the promised land. Enjoy.Return to index of contributors
From: Wendi Rinehart
A School Nurse has written the info below — good enough to share — And it really works!!
I had a pediatrician tell me what she believes is the best way to remove a tick. This is great, because it works in those places where it’s sometimes difficult to get to with tweezers: between toes, in the middle of a head full of dark hair, etc. Apply a glob of liquid soap to a cotton ball. Cover the tick with the soap-soaked cotton ball and let it stay on the repulsive insect for a few seconds (15-20), after which the tick will come out on it’s own and be stuck to the cotton ball when you lift it away. This technique has worked every time I’ve used it (and that was frequently), and it’s much less traumatic for the patient and easier for me. Unless someone is allergic to soap, I can’t see that t his would be damaging in anyway. I even had my doctor’s wife call me for advice because she had one stuck to her back and she couldn’t reach it with tweezers. She used this method and immediately called me back to say, “It worked!”
Thanks for the info. Here in tick haven one needs to know these things.Return to index of contributors
From: Peter Neilson
If one were to click upon your link for the Invisible Library (in People Who Never Were), one would find it missing, defunct, or perhaps lurking in the 404ian depths.
It is, of course, invisible.Return to index of contributors
From: Mindy Ford
My name is Mindy Ford and I’m currently working on getting links for my website. My website is about POKER-GAMES and I’d like to know if you are interested in exchanging links with your website.
Of course, in exchange for your link I’d give you one or more links back from some of my websites. These are some of the websites where I could place your link:
http://www.shuffleandcutgames.net ( PR4 )
Let me know if you are interested in the exchange. You can answer me directly to this email or contact me to my personal email.
Sorry, Mindy, I don’t do exchange links as such. However your request will appear in my correspondence column which might do you some good.Return to index of contributors
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