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A New Year's Apology from an Incurable Writer

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Peace and love. That is not only what I want to promote, it is how I need to promote it.

So here is my New Year's resolution. I will continue to try to be funny, and sometimes I'll overshoot the mark. I will continue to opine, and sometimes my enthusiasm will run away with my better nature. But I will not deliberately, with malice aforethought, spit in the face of the people I want to persuade.

When I write to progressives who have, in my opinion, have taken their hatred of injustice in America around the bend to hating America, I won't meet that hate with hatred. I will try to persuade them, as lovingly as I can.

When I write to conservatives who have let their suspicions of government become a paranoid rage that seeks only to destroy, I will not meet fire with fire. I will try to persuade them as lovingly as I can.

I know I will fall short, humans always do. But I promise you, I will try.
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It is easy to speak from the mind in print, onlin... by Allan Goldstein on Monday, Jan 10, 2011 at 10:59:50 AM
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from life's experiences. To put words before unkno... by Margaret Bassett on Tuesday, Jan 11, 2011 at 10:46:52 AM