Letter On The Way
Just sent in my first letter- to- the- editor for some time. David Lazarus, the writer of this piece in the Los Angeles Times about privatizing the Post Office suggested it after I sent a comment on the story to him. Not that it was all that great a comment.
I simply suggested that rather than worry about whether private shipping companies would even want to take over delivery of regular mail, why not remove existing regulations that prohibit private companies from delivering that mail? If some current shipper, or perhaps an upstart company, ends up taking a shot at it and ends up giving better service at lower costs, it might make the issue of privatizing the Post Office moot since it would likely end up withering on the vine.
So, I changed my comments a bit, checked the word count and sent it in. I've had at least two letters published in the L.A. Times and two and a half letters published in the San Francisco Chronicle. I'll admit to being somewhat proud of that accomplishment as I understand those bigger newspapers receive hundreds of letters to the editor each Monday- S.F. Chron said they receive 800 or more- so they can't print all of them.
Now I'll just wait and see if they publish it. I don't check the Times' letters regularly but they do call to confirm you wrote the letter and want it published. The phone call will let me know.