Monday, March 24, 2014

Don't Write That Letter


For John, BLUFTake time to cool off.  Nothing to see here; just move along.



Over at the Althouse Blog is a link to a New York Times OpEd by Ms Maria Konnikova, "The Lost Art of the Unsent Angry Letter." In an inside joke, Professor Althouse notes that her favorite sentence is:
In some ways, little has changed in the art of the unsent letter since Lincoln thought better of excoriating Meade.
This OpEd resonates with me, in that I learned at an early age that if angry, don't send a letter (this was back before EMail), and if you must write the letter, do so, but put it in your lower right hand desk drawer.

Hat tip to Ann Althouse.

Regards  —  Cliff

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