Letters to the Editor - "Who Cares?"

READER: "Do you think anybody cares about what you write in theMT?"

Editors Response: Nope, I don't really care.

Don't get me wrong, if you are reading this post, then I am glad (read some more - you might find something to giggle about).  But, I don't write for the masses.  I've always written for Kendra and two good friends that I think might chuckle at some of my words.  After the first dozen or so email issues of theMT, I found out that people were forwarding theMT to their families and friends throughout the country.  There was one time that I went to a wedding of a friend and a total stranger was introduced to me and said, "Oh, you're the one that writes theMT?"  That was a weird moment, but also a revealing moment as I realized that everything you write in an email or post online is no longer "private" since it can be forwarded to millions of people on the planet.  Every now and then I think people are not really listening or reading and suddenly I get a heated reply from someone bent out of shape at what I wrote regarding the silliness of "felt boards" in Sunday School or when I describe joyful Christian living and it doesn't line up with their views of Christian living, so I know there are a few out there who are reading what I write and care about it...

Maybe I should stick to my simple answer:  If Kendra laughs out loud when reading theMT, then it's a success in my eyes.

Quietly making noise,


Andy Fletcher

Andy "Fletch" Fletcher has been married for the past 22 years. He and his wife Kendra are the proud parents of five sons and three daughters, all of whom keep them laughing and on their toes. During the day he can be found fixing people's teeth, but in his spare time you can find Fletch stretching out a pair of flip-flops, creating a new pizza recipe, playing the drums, or rescuing a piece of his tie-dye wardrobe from his wife's donation pile. You can find him online where he writes on his personal blog: theMangoTimes and cohosts with his wife on the HomeschoolingIRL.com podcast.