First Season Ending Episode
(not publicly printed in newspaper--see letter #24)

This letter is like one of those season ending episodes where, in this case, my favorite scenes are replayed from my 22 letters to the editor in the last 48 months. I've really enjoyed it, but I don't know if there is another season left in me. Here are my favorite scenes from the past:

From letter #4, "Almost everyone has heard the expression, "you can't tell the players without a scorecard"…start by making a big "X" on your paper."

From letter #5, "The fact many of us tend to keep our personal opinions to ourselves…would leave most Eastern Bloc people puzzled and wondering why we don't speak out more."

From letter #6, "The majority of Americans seem to feel they are somewhere in between, voting for liberals sometimes and conservatives sometimes, thus giving America a mixed government of contrary rulers working at cross purposes."

From letter #10, "Now that the conspiracy question has been publicly addressed, we can no longer accuse the media of a conspiracy of silence. So the next time someone asks you if you believe there is a worldwide conspiracy with some people out to get you, just tell them you've been looking into your microscope recently, and can see everybody is out to get you. But make sure you smile when you say it."

From letter #11, What we are seeing in America, with so many people speaking out for some form of censorship, is the natural reaction to Edmund Burke's maxim, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." It seems there are enough good men and women who are not yet ready to watch evil triumph."

From letter #12, "In discussing America's two-party system, it should be noted that the political parties are merely houses with people inside of them battling for control of each house."

From letter #13, "As the conversations come to a close, Albert Einstein mutters something about the apparent shortness or lengthiness of time of this gathering being totally relative to the interests of you, the individual observer."

From letter #15, "Some think it's too late to try and reverse this process of declining values in America…I think our young are worth the educational effort concerning the old American values."

From letter #16, "I give them the liberty to first freely seek the capacity to appreciate what I would like to share with them. I just wish some of those without the God of peace had a greater understanding of granting liberty to others."

From letter #17, "It is my sincere intention this will be my last letter."

From letter #18 (actually a newspaper article written by Lynne Thompson about me entitled "Wolf Hungers for Wisdom"), "The challenging thing to me was can a person who feels ignorant still find out what's going on? Can they still get to the truth? That's when I started to see the difference between intellect, knowledge and wisdom."

From letter #19, "My fear, more for my children than myself, is that we have degenerated to a level of believing liberal or conservative politicians can make a difference, without the hearts of the people changing."

From letter #20, "The politics-as-usual game is over, with no extra innings. Kick off with the facts and "play ball!" or we will be sending you all to the penalty box…which is out here in the real world with the rest of us."

From letter #21, "Before we go on, let's not forget about Lincoln's people. He said if these people are given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis…thanks for being honest, Abe, and for being optimistic in giving the people the benefit of the doubt."

From letter #22 (my "Political Poem"), ""But what some, looking on, fail to understand, This is the talk of a free people in a free land…This political poem is not meant to shame, But rather to describe the players in the game."

From letter #23, "In this letter, I'm not asking anyone to come tiptoe through the tulips with me...I've done my best trying to explain my positions on these five delicate issues. Whether you agree or disagree, I hope many people have enjoyed thinking about them with me."

Thank you all so much for allowing me to come into your homes for the last four years. I've tried to share my thoughts and entertain with a little humor; but most of all I've attempted to set a standard of fairness by strongly taking my positions, while at the same time objectively recognizing counter positions. I've tried to be a voice for quiet ones who share some of my positions, but may lack the confidence to speak out.

I've told the truth as I've seen it. I've given the people the benefit of the doubt. Who knows, maybe someday, some of these old episodes will be shown again as reruns.

--Kenneth J. Wolf (09/03/92)

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