On April 8, I received the following from Gene Palumbo, an old friend, now living in El Salvador. He raised a good question, for which I have a response.
Here’s his complaint: “I don’t understand why you terminated your post (“Pew Meditation”). It was chugging along, getting some worthwhile comments; in my opinion, there was every reason to believe that there would have been more such good comments. So, why cut it off? What’s gained-and what is possibly lost-by doing that? It might have sputtered for a while but then…gotten a second wind. Some people check in late; some who were following it all along find themselves wanting to comment on a late-in-the-day comment sent in by someone else, etc. etc. This practice-of terminating posts- has always bothered me. I could be wrong; but I could be onto something.”
I’ll respond, but others may have his/her own view on the matter.