Past Comments

JulyIssue 2010
by Tom Starland

Some is Better than None

I know it may not seem that way, but ask the folks who sent in articles, but we had no space for them - I bet they would agree.

Besides cutting my commentary short, we had to shorten some of the lengthy articles, which you'll be able to read in full versions on our website ( Some were just too long to include and space for any size article ran out fast. Even in these lazy days of summer there are a lot of exhibits being offered.

I heard from someone the other day that another person told them that this paper, in its current state, wasn't worth wrapping a fish in. I beg to differ. Yes, two years ago we had a color cover and advertisers were filling pages more than twice this paper's size, but that was two years ago. And, I wondered in what other publication this person was getting regional news about visual art exhibits? I don't know of any - do you?

Yes, I wish things were different, but wishing won't make pigs fly. I don't really want pigs to fly, but I'll be happier when things get better. Until then, we'll do the best we can and if people want to wrap fish in our paper - I only ask that they read it first. They might learn something they didn't know. But then again, some people know everything.

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