Originally, this opinion piece was supposed to be written about the benefits of the Freedom of Information Act, but with recent events, I thought I should write a few words about COVID-19.
While I typically don’t respond to comments in the newspaper or from other mediums, the reaction by Mr. Paul Howe (Letters to the Editor, Feb. 15, 2020) to my guest column (Jan. 26, 2020) was somewhat bewildering and included potentially incendiary insinuations, void of a factual connection …
Like tormented animals, caged too long and broken of spirit, the room full of men — seeming more animal now than man — stared, seemingly dead behind their sunken eyes, at the man in the unfamiliar military uniform.
At first I couldn’t believe it. This week I sat aghast reading how a Bronze Star recipient’s prosthetic legs were repossessed because neither the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs or Medicare would pay the bill.