WE ALL DESERVE A SAY
Well blah blah blah back to Ken Wood (Your View, 18-19 June). He may well think that publishing letters from Ken Johnston, Judi Cox and Claire Jolliffe is “getting very boring”, but I am sure I speak for many of your readers in saying to anyone who wants to share their views, experiences and compliments regarding Qweekend to keep those letters rolling. Your magazine contains some amazing journalism and I am sure those writers/contributors are thrilled to see others reading their articles and taking the time to acknowledge the content. I appreciate that everyone has their own opinion and choices – that is what freedom of speech is all about! Christine Godfrey, Buderim I couldn’t agree more with Ken Wood’s comments re letters from some people every week. I live on the Sunshine Coast and Claire Jolliffe appears almost daily in the local newspaper. Give us a break. Pat Reid, Landsborough Ken Wood’s letter made me smile. I enjoy the familiar name writers, curious to read what they have to say. They have become old friends, and I welcome Ken into the fold. Keep the letters rolling! Tess Rowley, Wynnum Congratulations to Ken Wood for his letter saying how boring it is to read letters from the same few people every week in all our newspapers. These people must spend most of their life writing letters informing us of their opinion. Please put something more interesting in your life and give us a permanent break from your everlasting views on everything. Di Robinson, Buderim At last! I completely agree with Ken Wood regarding the monotonous regularity of letters in this column, and frustratingly in others, from Jolliffe, Cox and Johnston. I too refuse to read their letters. Why are their thoughts so important? Ditto: “Give us a break from them”. Carmel Sprenger, Kingaroy Ken Wood laments the constant presence of certain contributors to the Your View page. The repetition has forged a new sport among readers – which of the regulars have made it again, for how many weeks in a row. I guess the most important question is “are these the only people in Queensland making comments?” Heather Bailey, Corinda Well done, Ken Wood, and well done Ed for not printing a letter from either Judi Cox or Claire Jolliffe. Ken Johnston snuck one in, though. Nice to see I am not the only one annoyed by these constant contributors who have an opinion on all things. Try finding something else in your lives. Paul Brown, Kings Beach I’d like to say “Take a happy pill, Ken Wood” but in this day and age that is probably not good advice. So instead I will say, “Get a life”. The reason Ken J, Judy, Claire, Crispin (Walters), Margaret (Kloostra) and others appear in Letters (my favourite section of the paper) regularly is because they are interesting and entertaining. May it be a long time before they get writers’ cramp. Des King, Riverview Well, Ken Wood, you have a right to give your opinion, however you needn’t bother reading Ken Johnston, Judi Cox or Claire Jolliffe’s comments. I, for one, enjoy their from-the-heart, personal and informative stories. I seek out their names, read and enjoy. Kathleen Wilmington, Caboolture It was well and truly overdue to publish a letter decrying the bombardment of whiny rubbish we have to endure on a weekly, if not daily, basis from Ken Johnston, Judi Cox and Claire Jolliffe. Thank you, Ken Wood. You succinctly worded what a majority of readers have been suffering for years. Helen Wickman, Kuraby Fame or infamy? Ken, Claire and Judi, the pen is mightier than the sword, it seems. Terry Dale, Oxley Oh dear! Ken Wood certainly got out of bed on the wrong side one morning to pen his whinge to
Qweekend. To correct you, my letters do not make The Courier-Mail very often, let alone “most days of the week”. You have certainly missed some very regular contributors by naming only three. I write letters as a hobby in lieu of doing crosswords or sudoku to keep my brain functioning. Ken Johnston, Rochedale South
This week’s Your Shot winner on the subject of ‘heat’ is Susan Riley of Virginia.