Sunday, December 18, 2011

Just confirmed something, and learned other things

Apparently, even the least offensive man I can think of off-hand can offend someone from time to time without even trying. Yet I can write intentionally controversial things and hardly get any backlash. It's a matter of readership volume, I guess. People being insulted is clearly the mark of success, because it proves that somebody was paying attention to you in the first place.

Also, my friend John nicely proved two things. First, that everybody responds to their critics sometimes. Second, that it's possible to do so without reducing the quality of your prose. Playful irony and sarcasm go a long way. Bravo, sir.


  1. Yes, he pulled off that reply with aplomb!
    Jane x

  2. Thank you Dan. You have lifted my spirits. Not that I'm admitting to any sense of feeling downhearted of course. Keep well, and keep telling it like it is.

  3. It just goes to show that you cannot worry about offending people. They will find offense in innocence if they are looking for it. This was a very thoughtful and well-spoken article