When I write serious columns, light on the jokes, I get deluged with email saying “where’s the funny?” When I write fun columns like today, I get emails like this:
There is hope for you! Much hope. Your philosophy sound, your mentors solid and very often you are right on the mark. Now please discard the sophomoric humor you tend to include with serious pieces. You do not have to punctuate your humanity with this humor. You are in a serious business and the nature of your work will expose your defects sufficiently. Use your gifts to expose the frauds, like Rather, and the fraudulent pap that is hyped by the likes of Rather. There is enough to keep you busy for a long while.
God bless you, your work and your family.