22.2.10

Suicide barrier - again


This is turning out to be a definitely no fun at all blog, isn't it?
A week ago Sunday, the local paper printed an article about the suicide barrier (I can't find my link and it's very much like the link my friend Marilee posted in her comment, so I'll just use hers).

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/02/13/AR2010021303314.html

I spent my Valentine's morning writing a letter to the editor because the numbers mentioned were too low, as always, and I wanted to add a bit more info to the whole thing. When the letter still hadn't shown up by Wednesday, both DH and I decided it wasn't going to happen. I was very surprised to find it in today's paper, not just as a letter to the editor, but a "my turn" contribution:

http://www.napavalleyregister.com/news/opinion/mailbag/article_ba3ed288-1f79-11df-9891-001cc4c002e0.html

The photo collage, BTW, is courtesy of a young facebook friend of mine.

2 comments:

mjlayman said...

It's a good letter, though, and one of the two comments supports you. (This paper's comments go in order from the top -- the WashPost's go in order from the bottom, which is annoying.)

abeadlady said...

Don't ever apologize for blogging about something important to you. Many of us understand, and those who don't, don't have to read it. Glad you finally got it published.