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Where's Rady Ananda?

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Last week I wrote this short post. Well, by week's end I found out that Rady was no longer a part of OEN. I really feel bad about this, and in my small way - I am expressing my gratitude to her for the help she offered me many times when I posted. Among the gifts I treasure most about myself is expressing gratitude for kindnesses tendered me. Thank you Rady. You will be missed. I wish you well and know that your gifts will be appreciated elsewhere.

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I am glad to finally see the editors on Oped being "fleshed" out. Kudos
to all who work to make this site well-read and respected. However,
I am disappointed that my favorite editor is not among the group.
Where's Rady Ananda?

Of all the editors- she went the extra mile to make my simple offerings
more worthwhile. I always knew that when she read my posts that they
would be better, and I appreciated this very much because most of them
were for the animals who can not speak for themselves. Yes, there are
more eloquent voices in oped- land who speak for them and I am glad for
that, but Rady recognized that every voice - no matter how small is an
important one. If she could, she would help to promote their message.

Of course, I'm sure she recognized the gifts of other writers and edited
their work with the same kindness and excellence she did mine. So,
Rady - wherever you are I am already missing you.

My latest submission "And a Child Shall Lead" which clearly was opinion-
based (Neuter and Spay your animal companions) was relegated to the Diary
section. In my opinion- this was more then a journal entry. It was a much
needed reminder to the readers that millions of our companion animals die
each year in "shelters" because of our lack of concern. Sadly, the editor of my
piece felt it didn't deserve to be classified in the Arts and Life Section which
I selected.

Come back Rady - wherever you are! We need the heart and concern you
exhibited at this site for so long. I'm sure I'm not the only one who is missing
your kindness and hard word at this site.

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Rady was a huge part of OEN, and everyone here mis... by John R Moffett on Tuesday, Jun 2, 2009 at 1:55:46 PM
In a hypothetical situation, if you had not known ... by Blaine Kinsey on Tuesday, Jun 2, 2009 at 5:51:05 PM
In a hypothetical situation, if you had not known ... by Blaine Kinsey on Tuesday, Jun 2, 2009 at 5:56:42 PM
It seems to me that Suzana does not share your con... by John R Moffett on Tuesday, Jun 2, 2009 at 7:09:14 PM
I had read the reply from Suzana Megles before I m... by Blaine Kinsey on Tuesday, Jun 2, 2009 at 7:28:37 PM
even after your three tries, it's you I'm ... by Laudyms on Wednesday, Jun 3, 2009 at 3:03:54 PM
The meaning of my comment should be OBVIOUS (inser... by Blaine Kinsey on Thursday, Jun 4, 2009 at 9:35:40 AM
I'm sure that Rady is appreciative of both of ... by Suzana Megles on Tuesday, Jun 2, 2009 at 2:27:20 PM
guess but I would say, Planet Earth? Life is good.... by shadow dancer on Tuesday, Jun 2, 2009 at 5:26:47 PM
I am also baffled by this departure and wonder, fu... by Stephen Fox on Wednesday, Jun 3, 2009 at 3:05:53 PM