Letters to the Editor

My previous column, Kindness is Wisdom, published in the June 26th issue of our local newspaper caused “quite a stir,” to quote someone who sent me a scathing email. In my estimation, it was deeply misunderstood and as a result, a few people in the community took it very personally.

I wanted to include here copies of their letters to the editor, both for my own record in this ongoing life saga and because they deserve to be heard. My opinion on what they wrote isn’t important at this point. (Note: the second letter was published in the same issue as my response column.)

Column 95 Letter to the Editor McKeever

Column 95 Letter to the Editor Rasmussen


Author: Angle Full of Grace

A writer, woods-wanderer, and internal peace seeker who raises two free-range children in the wilderness, I escaped the wasteland of corporate America a few years back never to return. I write about love, family, mental health, addiction, parenthood and personal growth all through lens of place and connection to the land. Most entries are my weekly column for our local small-town newspaper, and there's an occasional feature story thrown in the mix as well.

2 thoughts on “Letters to the Editor”

  1. I’ve been meaning to comment on this for a while. Sometimes it’s good to generate a little “heat”, don’t you think? People often misunderstand our intentions but I have discovered that we cannot always worry about this. The fact that it caused a stir means that people are paying attention and they care. To me, that is worth it.

    I think the responses are interesting especially when I went back and read your original letter which did not have “accusatory” language in it. People read in all kinds of meanings sometimes, but it is more about them than it is about you.


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