Category Archives: Correspondence

Heritage *and* Hate

To Whom it May Concern, We’ve never met but I drive by your house everyday on my way to work. I happen to be a proud Southerner and for that reason, your house stands out to me; you’re flying the … Continue reading

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Dear Black People…

In response to the recent movie “Dear White People”, I decided to, in turn, reach out to the black community with a few helpful tips, bits of advice, and comments: ——————- – The left lane is for PASSING!!! Not poking … Continue reading

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To Learn About the Stars

1. What year are you? (1st year of college, high school senior, returning adult student, etc.) I’m not really sure what “year” I am; my path towards an associates degree has wound through a dark forest of part-time jobs and … Continue reading

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Dear Meddling House Wife …

(Written in response to “Dear Young, Christian Husband…”) Dear Meddling Housewife, You don’t know me, but, I’m a friend of your husbands. He is too much of a putz to keep you from maliciously fantasizing about good Christian men, so … Continue reading

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Letter to Abbeville

Return Address: From deep in the Southern wilds, where mysticism is untouched by the noxious cloud of modernity. ————————— To the Esteemed Professor Livingston, As a brief preface to my letter, I ask your forgiveness for the state of my … Continue reading

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Advice to a Young Friend

(My English teacher asked the class to write a short letter to a young friend, giving him advice about surviving freshman year.  I figured I would take the opportunity to vent). Dear Sir, No friend of mine is a coward, so … Continue reading

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Reaching Out

I hope you forgive me for acting outside the norm, but earlier I noticed you sitting in your car listening to some sort of hip-hop music.  Also, given your “illist” decal, I figure you for a lady who’s enamored with … Continue reading

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The French Revolution Comes to My Hometown! (In a manner of speaking)

When I received the local newspaper and read the following headline: “Rotary Club Remains Womanless:  void raises credibility questions” …I knew I had to respond.  I wouldn’t be able to resist!  Rotary International is broken down into local districts with … Continue reading

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Hope in the Darkness

Dear Friend, Genuine cultural expression of a Christian people is sometimes mitigated by harrowing circumstances (like a bad economy or depressing political situations.)  In troubled times, some are tempted to turn away from cherished traditions. But despite the general pessimism … Continue reading

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From the Soon to be, Former, Occupant of #429

To Whom it May Concern, I greatly appreciate the anonymous letter and I’m honored that someone out there thinks kindly of me. It’s a great comfort in life to know that not all people are bad, and not all secret … Continue reading

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