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From our Mailbag 06/08/04 - 07/12/04
THE WORLD - From Len R., Laguna Beach, CA, USA:
SUBJECT: Glass House excerpt
Rod, Just finished Glass House excerpt from your June 10 issue --- WOW!!!
Keep at it. You are making a worthy contribution to our body of literature and the publishing/reading world had damned well better realize it.
Many thanks! Glad you liked it. I had my doubts because I am uncomfortable talking about Vah Beach.
Thanks for taking the time to give me your feedback.
From Jasmine K., Hong Kong, CHINA:
"The writer thanked the producers for the lovely paycheck. Then he shot them." writelikegod.com
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SUBJECT: Feel the same about Western Union
Read your article , feels the same~!!
Today was treated badly by the staff of western union, they acts as you said, blaming but not sloving the problem. The staff were so rude and stupid~!!! I try to find a way to complain...but cannot even find their e-mail. There are no place for me to complain but ask about their service~!!
Was so angry~!!!
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Thanks for visiting G21 and for writing. We love hearing from our readers.
Yes, we think it's important to let company's know when they fail to provide good customer care and mean to shame them in public when they don't.
I'm frankly surprised you even found that article, since I wrote it back in 2001. I'm always amazed when people find my old stuff still floating around out there on the WWW.
I hope you'll visit our magazine often.
From William K. IV, (No City Provided,) USA:
SUBJECT: How I Came to Love the Bomb
Responding to Radio Raheem:
"They" say the Star Wars Initiative don't work, huh? Isn't that exactly what they WANT us to believe? We're scared now of nukesÖhow scared will we be when we realize that at any moment an instantly lethal MASER beam can selectively zap/disintegrate from an orbital platform far more effectively than any messy warhead. There are defenses against warheads; you can blow it up before it reaches the target, but MASER attacks? The only defense is pray you're not a target. Wearing a mirror-hat won't work, fellas! Thanks to Nikola Tesla, Star Wars is real. Can't remember where, exactly, but I ran across some alarming stuff on real-life "death rays" idly researching Tesla technology, Broadcast Polyphase Alternating Current in particular. Also, how Marconi ripped him off (US Supreme Court 1943: Marconi infringed on 12 of Tesla's patents to "invent" Radio) and how Edison, the inventor of Ol' S parky (the electric chair), hated his guts because Tesla screwed him royally when his investors chose to create AC Power Utilities. See, Edison was trying to sell the backers on DC power, which was more costly and less efficient. So, he embarked on a smear campaign to demonstrate the supposed superiority of his idea, the end results being failure and prompting a Dr. Theodore Brown (?) to patent the first electric chair. Edison went around electrocuting animals in public attempting to sabotage Tesla's efforts. Anyhow, without Tesla, MASER technology would not be possible.
From Bob Powers, Marietta, OH, USA:
SUBJECT: Death of a Cat
Betty and I, saddened beyond belief by the death Saturday night of our elderly cat Monaghan, but managed to pull ourselves together yesterday to take his body to our veternarian, who will have him cremated. He was an old guy (the cat, not the vet) and he could be grumpy, but our love for him had only grown with the years. We estimate he was at least 11, somewhat elderly in cat years.
His death hit Betty very hard and she cried through much of Sunday and Monday, but once we turned over his remains to the vet's office, that final act seemed to help tremendously. Betty and I have precious memories, especially in Monaghan's final month, in which he seemed to appreciate all we did for him, as well as the vet, who always?liked him.?
With two or three strokes hitting within his final month, death appeared a foregone conclusion, but the little guy fought with every ounce of his being. It said something about desire playing a major role in the length of our stay on Earth.?
If there's a Cat Heaven, Monaghan is there today, freed of the strokes that made it almost impossible to walk. He will eat nothing but premium cat good from now on, and we hope he will have good memories of living with the Powers family in Marietta, Ohio.
Pets will break your heart, but the pleasure they offer makes it worth your efforts. Love is the greatest gift we ever receive. Betty and I understand even more clearly that pets can be one of the most important gifts we ever will receive on this portion of our eternal lives.
ROD RESPONDS:Young Bob,
Obviously, you and your wife have my sympathies.
For the most part, looking back over my pet-life, I'd guess I would say that I've been mostly a dog person. But you know me: for some reason I've never met a kid or a cat who didn't like me.
The problem with cats, from my point of view, is that they are too much like me! Finicky. Either I love a cat madly or I want nothing to do with it. Jus to tick me off, ALL cats pretend to like me.
In honor of your departed friend Monaghan, I'm sharing a picture of a cat who used to drape himself over my old desktop computer when I cat-sat he and his brother. His name is Reilly, Ace of Spies, and he is still with us. Doesn't "meow" though. Mostly quacks and allows my friend Barbara in California to be his custodian.
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From Steve Vivian, New York, NY, USA:
Rod: I have noted the struggles in "My Glass House."
They manage to be moving, humorous, and very humane (as your work so often is). Please allow me to rephrase: "I hope life is treating you better than reported in recent 'Glass House''s). Your ability to put out a weekly 'zine would be impressive in so-called "normal" circumstances; that you can do so while hunching under a shitstorm is, frankly, verging on the superhuman.
Sincere best regards,
From Robert M., Chicago, IL, USA:
Subject: angles city, sin city
my experience in subic 27 years ago brought me to a borders book store in jan.04,,once in the store i had a few minutes before work so i sat down reading the lonly planets version of travel to philippines.i bought it remembering my youth.and of adventures to come.istart of here on a flight to phil.,not quite knowing what to expect,other than travel vaccionation and a complimentary reading of state dept. travel warning to phil.so i spend a week in manila and still not the memorys of my youth.i take a chance hire a cab to to me to angles on my last leg of trip,i chech in to a nice hotel cater to westerns and the corrubtion we are there for,i head out for the night life and i say i rang the bell at bunny ranch twice and got all the attetion of all those beautiful young ladys.i swear i died and went to heaven when this young angle i immeadately feel head over heals for this beauty
i belive i truly went there to ravage all the pussy i could but i found my self falling for her sweet demuirness. i did the traditional bed and breakfast,and wish my sweety a good by,and she slips me her e mail address. update i support her now got her back in school,back with family in her province,and i am returning in october 04 to establish a true relationship,dreams of marrage dreams of her makein babys here in usa still on the drawing board,i only went to philippines for the sin and i return a thousand fold more fulfiling on how i helped a poor kid in dierstraits.
ROD RESPONDS (In lieu of Raoul Tesla):Robert,
How do you people find this articles?!? My dear friend and brother, Raoul, wrote that piece six years ago!!! I'm amazed.
Thanks for sharing your experience in the P.I. I'm sure Raoul will get back to you on this, as I forwarded him your e-mail.
And DO come back and visit us. We have had a lot to say about the rest of the planet over these years.
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