than half a century and no longer can guess how readers will react. I gave up try columns elicited a letter from a woman who wrote that she loved my column, read it every day, thought I was very clever and then ended it with: “P.S. My husband thinks you stink.”
So to that reader in Hawai‘i, all I can say is, “Thanks for your message.”
Because, in column writing, no matter what you get in that box, it’s better than no chocolate at all.