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Monday, June 25, 2018

Au Revoir

I have decided to stop posting my thoughts on the political issues of the day. First, I am flooded with ideas on a daily basis and I have overwhelmed you with a deluge of my comments. Too much, too many.

Second, it has caused me to distance myself from those who do not think as I do and spilled over into my close friendships. That is very distressing to me.

Going forward, I will restrict my blog to writings of a personal nature, like my continued broad incompetencies or contemplation of grandparenting. Safer and quieter.

If you want to receive my thoughts on the political trials and tribulations, if you know my email address, please contact me and I will try to oblige. For anyone else, I apologize if I am disappointing you.

Au revoir.

21 comments:

Mark H. Schaeffer said...

A sad decision and one which I hope you will reconsider.

Anonymous said...

True friends appreciate your candor and political thoughts. Perhaps you should have two feeds, one political and one bizarro word.

Arne Kotlen said...

You have got yo be kidding! Does that mean I have to stop making sawdust if someone doesn’t like what I made?

Anonymous said...

I hope you reconsider. You have always adhered to the 'golden rule' that politics is an exercise in keeping people together. It is an exercise in humanity. Your words have always been about the issues that will make this a better world without insulting anyone. --RE

Robert said...

I have received notes from many of you. I am grateful for your comments and I hereinafter willpublish some of them. I have only given the initials of those who have written. But my heartfelt thanks for your kind words

Anonymous said...

I guess We should Thankyou for your valuable contribution in the theatre of the war against Trump. YOu have taken a a valiant stand against an inconceivably moronic President and when one day ,which I hope comes soon, the dummy falls off the wall and they can't put the pieces back together again you should get a medal to honor for the efforts you have made in this political blog. THank you

KS

Anonymous said...

Wow. Reading your political blog was my morning routine, having the same thoughts as you do but lacking the ability to articulate as you did so well.
I’ll miss it , unless I misunderstood , and you will continue writing it but with a limited distribution. If you do please include me.

MK

Anonymous said...

How could you ever disappoint anyone with your sensitive and insightful thoughts. I was the one feeling sad that I didn’t answer or write back to you to acknowledge how wonderful and “point on” your thoughts and opinions are each and every day. So please leave me on your feed that gets your political and personal points of view. I really appreciate your mind and extraordinary writing abilities.

PB

Anonymous said...

never knew you to walk away from difficulties. please don't stop. they should be on the front page of every paper

LB

Anonymous said...

Say it ain't so. For the first time I disagree with you. Your posts are speaking truth to power. Silence is not an option. Please reconsider your decision.

HR

Anonymous said...

We have been friends for a long time and even though we mostly agreed on politics, our friendship did not appear to suffer because I did not read each and every one of your posts.



I made and lost many a friendship during my journalism career and I could not empathize more with the pros and cons of your piece this morning. Taking this break will probably offer both you and your readers a chance to reflect on the longer term and probably change some perspectives.



Hang in there,

RO

Anonymous said...

Sad that there is such a divide And that there is such difficulty In sharing opinions
That is the essence of this country
Please keep writing

LB

Anonymous said...

Pleeeeeaae “don’t stop thinkin’ about tomorrow” and sharing your feelings and views - as you have so eloquently, passionately, and candidly done over this painfully challenging time - and because
it gets me and others through so many difficult todays....
Let it fly with those who want to hear from you whenever and however you choose!
😘❤️

EA

Anonymous said...

You sure as hell are not disappointing me!!!!! You are impressing me. I have known many, many really bright people -- had a buddy some years ago whom I believe won the Nobel Prize, but have not known another person with such an impressive mix of vast general knowledge, engaging creativity and the vivid passions that you have. And so, so high-minded. I get a huge kick out of your stuff!

I am opinionated as all get-out myself... I KNOW I am right about a lot of things that spook some people, but I don't care if they think I am weird and I hardly expect them to agree with me. (E.g I am convinced that Western religions are a real mental disease). I was going to send an apology for my out-of-the-blue alternate view of the interment of the Japanese during World War Two, but thought "no", that would be offensive -- you are far too bright to not realize that no one is going to agree totally with everything that you write. And far too bright not to find another's point of view, if supported with a reasonable bit of evidence, interesting.

I look forward to hopefully continuing to read your political commentary. As I wrote to you once before, I don't respond often -- I don't have much to add (I don't also have a Google account). And I also don't have a lot of time, as neither do you.

GB

Anonymous said...

I am quite disappointed to see that you would consider abandoning your political blogs. For the person/persons who are upset about your thoughts on the relevant and frightening political climate that you so articulately write about--they can voluntarily 'un-friend' you. Or just choose to read the links that just pertain to family, friends, your foibles or sports. But to deprive your followers of publicly articulating what so many of us think and can't express as well, is not fair to us. I hope your hasty decision will be reconsidered.

GNK

Anonymous said...

I echo the comments of your avid fans. I look forward to reading your posts on a daily basis and am impressed by your insights on such a wide array of topics. We look forward to your commentary on things from the important to the mundane. I hope you reconsider your decision here!

Anonymous said...

I have enjoyed your posts and would welcome hearing your views whenever you feel like sharing. I am distressed by our president and his supporters. We have to vote and persevere in fighting for what is right for all humankind, not just the 1% and the “haters”!

LB

Anonymous said...

I will continue to read you no matter what.... but.... censoring Yourself!?! Since when?.

PM

Anonymous said...

No way!!!! Keep going as so many of us forward your thoughts to others. Now what will we do? Reconsider?

MA

Anonymous said...

Hope you reconsider.

JL

Anonymous said...

In this household we NEED your clear reason! We observe, discuss, and share your opinions. You really matter to us! Please, please, please keep us on your political blog.