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Letter: Essays Worth Reading

To the Editor:

Bless you for continuing to print Jeffrey Good’s essays despite his moving on from the Valley News. His “Reflections on Aging: Gather Ye Blueberries While You May” (Perspectives, Jan. 12) will stay on my table for a long time, as did his earlier pieces. And we still have Marty Frank writing wise words (“Response to a Rarity,” Closeup, Jan. 4); congratulations to him for moving from the editorial page to editor of the paper. I take great pleasure in reading these thoughts, so deep and true, and those of the likes of Willem Lange, Kesaya Noda, Sybil Smith, Dan Mackie, Nicola Smith. Along with your obligatory reports of fires, murders and other mayhem, you give us fine personal literature that makes us think, laugh, cry. These writers make the ordinary profound. Thank you.

Judy Pond

Norwich

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