Add-ins have a place, too.

Man does not live by bread alone.

Kind of the same with letters.  Just when you think things can’t get any zanier with nutty politicians run amok, odd people doing weird things, or just plain stupidity, along come juicy tidbits that might not warrant space in the letter but are worth space in the envelope alongside the letter.

My day typically starts with a cover-to-cover read of the Charlotte Observer.  Almost without fail there are bizarre stories and accounts of the inane that I gleefully rip out and keep on my office wall.  When the time comes, in they go.  To borrow a phrase from my golf friend Bonnie, you can’t make some of this stuff up.  Here’s a sampling of honest-to-goodness headlines from the past week:

“Little girls don’t need to be in high heels”

“A rattlesnake that bit a man on Friday is now on display”

“Grouper ban puts strain on eateries in Myrtle Beach area”

“Scientist: Alien life may be here now”

I don’t know what insanity will surface in the paper that will make next week’s letter, but you can bet your bottom dollar I’ll have more than enough to choose from.


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