Between knowing the path and walking the path, it's Monday Mail.
Today's opening is from the movie "The Matrix," in which everyone lives in a computer-generated world of illusion, if you can imagine.
Here's an email regarding a June 17 Monday Mail in which Jerry Luquire made light of my middle name "Otto":
Like moths to a flame, what is this unusual attraction a couple of gentlemen have with the names your parents gave you? There is the local blogger with the platinum wit who clubs you with bon mots about the spelling of your last name. Now we have the gentleman writing the comedy monologue about your middle name. Is it possible he's relaxed his stance against the consumption of alcohol in general and Sunday alcohol sales in particular? These two examples raise the subject of the old bugaboo that conservatives have no sense of humor. To that, I say bah, "Mallard Fillmore" notwithstanding. I chortled aloud at your admission that you voted for Santorum in the Republican primary. You may have been seduced by the natty vests. President Reagan, with his Hibernian inspired sense of humor, could tell a good joke and his eyes would twinkle with mirth. However, he's not really a conservative anymore, at least not in 2012. With some trepidation, my name is affixed to this email.
Michael P. Dansereau
I've had a thing for sweater vests ever since I saw the New Main Street Singers in the mock folk music documentary "A Mighty Wind." If Rick Santorum had an entourage of similarly dressed folk singers backing him up, he'd be the Republican nominee. But then Mitt Romney really has the right hair, so who knows?
Here's an unsigned email about a column on campaign signs:
... The sign issues are so predictable with every local race, every single cycle. Sign stealing, signs on the ROW, etc. But you know, in a town like this, where there is not a lot (if any) polling on local races, the signs can have an impact.... I recall distinctly the Bobby Peters mayoral contest when none of us really took his candidacy all that seriously until one of us drove through South Columbus and saw Peters signs everywhere, and of course he ended up winning.... A bit more tricky these days, though, when a number of subdivisions prohibit campaign signs.
What happens if a subdivision resident puts up a prohibited sign? Does he get evicted?
Tim Chitwood, firstname.lastname@example.org, 706-571-8508.