Thanks for being brave enough to ask this community for help. Obviously, we have a very diverse collection of both well-meaning and negative people. Although this country is proud of our freedom of speech, I believe many have misguided thinking of the true meaning. An opinion that results in what may become in-fighting, seriously has no place in a hometown paper. Therefore, an opinion is not an open forum for getting back at someone.
Personally, I enjoy a good discussion with others because we all have our stance on various issues over a cup of hot coffee. Some of your seemingly angry, agitated writers are busy at the computer vetting their distrust of practically everything. They need to paste and copy their rages and send those to themselves not the paper. I learned long ago the power of the word because I write. I learned carrying on about an issue while angry and quickly hitting the send button you are committed to your own repercussions.
Oldest story in the world — sow what you reap folks. Spew out hate and you will get it back 10 times over.
Please people, live happy, find something good to write. If you have a problem with that, then read the wonderful stories Pete writes for all of us.
Love is contagious. Hate on the other hand is like leprosy and will eat you up in time