Judged by out­siders

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - VOICES -

I en­joyed the well-writ­ten piece by Gabriel Lodge in the Mon­day edi­tion of this newspaper. For those of you who missed it, Mr. Lodge wrote of meet­ing peo­ple out of state who knew noth­ing about Arkansas.

I got three main points from his piece, and I hope to do jus­tice to the ar­ti­cle. He didn’t want his new ac­quain­tances to judge all of Arkansas by him. He loves Arkansas and its di­verse cit­i­zens. In fact, he might love Arkansas be­cause of its di­ver­sity. We can ap­pre­ci­ate the good peo­ple here (like the di­a­monds at Murfrees­boro) while rec­og­niz­ing there are also many bad ones.

I agreed with every­thing he said, with one ex­cep­tion: I would be per­fectly happy if out­siders judged us by this man. VICKI FEWELL Sherwood

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