Crazy?

March 13, 2008

Journal, Lloyd

The problem with Letters to the Editor in Seward is that a certain percentage of the people who write them are clearly crazy. So, if you write a letter to the editor, you risk proving one way or the other if you are. A few weeks ago I came home to find my beloved Ron Paul sign thrown into the neighbor’s yard. It was a little bit of a bother to get it back into the ground (everything was frozen solid) but with a hammer and an ice-pick I managed well enough. Again the next day. Again the next. I was a little bit ticked off, but also quite glad. This gave me the perfect opportunity to see if I was crazy.

yeah, click here for the text

It was like it was meant to be. I wrote it up and checked the number of words. 500, exactly the maximum number for letters to the editor.

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Lloyd Sommerer is a middle/high school teacher who likes to build websites, read books, grow beards, make fun of Lauren’s prototypes and eat the sauce of the picante.

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12 Responses to “Crazy?”

  1. Brad Said on:

    This gave you the opportunity to see if you were crazy? I think that question was settled a long time ago.

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    • Lauren Said on:

      (Hee hee)

      It’s a pretty good article. He hits the right tone between crazy and sarcastic, I think.

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  2. Kristi Said on:

    Excellent epistle!

    A hammer and an ice-pick? You mean business. I dare your unknown visitor to come to your door now.

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  3. Peggy Said on:

    Great article! Could you write my eulogy?

    (BTW: I heard there has been a Hillary siting in your area.)

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  4. Deanne Said on:

    But, I want to read the whole thing!

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  5. Christina Said on:

    so did they e-mail?

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    • Lauren Said on:

      No, but the sign hasn’t been messed with since. At least it was a literate vandal.

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    • Lloyd Said on:

      I didn’t post the letter right away, because giving out the email address also gives out the website address. And as Lauren said, no one asked for a sign, so I still have some if you want them. Really, who can blame them for not emailing? I might be crazy.

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      • Christina Said on:

        I will have to see if the great big Ron Paul sign is still up on my way to work. I got used to seeing it, so I haven’t looked lately. there were two signs 10′ x 5′ on the side of the road I take.

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  6. Karla Said on:

    Wow! Great letter! How long did it take you to write it? If it were me, I’d have to let it ferment to get the tone just right.

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    • Lloyd Said on:

      I’d been thinking about it from the moment he/she uprooted the sign, but the actual writing was all one shot. I think it was about an hour to write and another hour to cleanup. Once again, obligatory Larry Laubenstein quote, “Don’t get it right, get it written. Then get it right.”

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