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A Nation of letters. [Nov. 29th, 2003|09:21 pm]
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On Thanksgiving evening I listened to WGN radio. As they have the last several Thanksgivings they played a recorded presentation by a Thomas Jefferson historian/impersonator. I enjoyed listening to that, and something "Mr. Jefferson" said in closing struck me for some reason. He said what makes this a great country is that we are a "Nation of Letters." Meaning a literate, learned, WRITING society. My first reaction was "no, we are not. Few people actually write anymore." Then I thought of lj here -- Completely based on people writing. Perhaps my first reaction was more cynical than correct.