Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Last Letter

I have been writing in many papers for nearly two decades.  The time has come to move on with my writing.  The following is a transcipt of my last letter.

March 30, 2011

Dear Editor,

For nearly two decades, I have submitted “Letters to the Editor” on various issues. Over the last few years, papers across the country received these letters with the majority going to Saskatchewan weekly papers. It has been interesting writing on issues of importance. It is important for people to have a range of views on the issues.

There is respect for papers that allow their readers to submit letters. It is a service vital to the principles of free speech. Appreciation goes to all these papers. You have earned the respect of your readers.

Writing will always be important, but it will take a different form in the future. Thank you to the papers and to their readers for respectfully accommodating these letters.

Someone once said it is better to write for your self and have no public than to write for the public and have no self. For this and other reasons, it is time to move on to other interests.

Yours truly,

Larry Birkbeck