You Asked…I Don’t Know Why
As you may well imagine, I get a fair number of e-mails as a result of this eZine. I try to answer as many as I can, but often I am overwhelmed. (To answer 400 e-mails, if each one took, say, three to five minutes to read and answer, that would add up to … well — a lot of hours … maybe even days? (Hey, I’m an editor, not an accountant.) So, in an effort to address some of the more pressing questions I have received, here are some bulk responses:
Yes, I got a haircut; I usually get one at least three times a year. No, that is not my bald spot, it is my father’s … and I am after him to take it back. I buy my clothes mostly at Target (Okay, that is a lie, my wife buys my clothes mostly at Target.) Nope, my head has never been anywhere near that “spot”, and therefore I have no need to pull it out. Follow your heart, but don’t ignore your stomach. 360. Righty-tighty, lefty-loosey. No, I don’t think the hokey pokey is what it’s all about — but it is important.
So that’s about it for now. If there are pressing issues I failed to cover, I will try to address them in an upcoming eZine. Remember, while many folks believe there is no such thing as a stupid question, most of us know that’s not necessarily true.
— Rob Johnstone, editor: Woodworker’s Journal
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