It seems that at one time or another I have offended many of our readers.
While never intended, if it is the cost of stimulating public interest in our local situation then I guess it must be.
At 16 years old Benjamin Franklin wrote this under the pen name Silence Dogood:
I am very sensible that it is impossible for me, or indeed any one Writer to please all Readers at once. Various Persons have different Sentiments; and that which is pleasant and delightful to one, gives another a Disgust. He that would (in this Way of Writing) please all, is under a Necessity to make his Themes almost as numerous as his Letters. He must one while be merry and diverting, then more solid and serious; one while sharp and satyrical, then (to mollify that) be sober and religious; at one Time let the Subject be Politicks, then let the next Theme be Love: Thus will every one, one Time or other find some thing agreeable to his own Fancy, and in his Turn be delighted.
I thank you for your continued interest in the blog. My preference would be that some of the comments the readers make about each other be more civilly constructed. A point can be made without being rude.
We deserve better