Change Can Be Good Or…

Recently, one of those forward e-mails showed up in my box about Jane Fonda.  Remember her? Hanoi Jane, who betrayed our soldiers and our country?
http://www.snopes.com/military/fonda.asp

Some of what I read rang true, yet there was information that I had never heard. Sooo, I went to snopes.com to check it out. Sure ‘nuf, some of it was false.

What I’m getting at is a comment I received about an article I posted January 23, 2012 titled: 12 Rules of Life That Will Never Change
https://maxiscomments.com/2012/01/23/12-rules-of-life-that-will-never-change/

I attributed the list to Bill Gates, which is incorrect. Guess I forgot to check snopes.com on that post. It is Charles J. Sykes who created the list.
http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/schoolrules.asp

I want to thank “Anonymous” for the correction. It may not be critical to dot each i and cross every t, yet it’s important to get the facts right because others depend on me.

As a writer, I learned long ago to appreciate criticism if it’s constructive. I have to wonder about this reader’s intention:

Anonymous                            
johnsonc@sisd.cc
204.38.47.13
Submitted on 2012/05/15 at 12:21 pm
This is not from bill gates. Check snopes.com

Anonymous may be right but needs to change a few things:

Such as, it’s polite to say something positive before going for the “gotcha” on a blogger’s post—shows a little class.

Show your face and put a name to it when you bring someone down. Don’t hide behind a faceless icon without a name. There are thousands with the name Johnson.

As for me, I learned a lesson and need to change also: like double-check the facts before I hit publish.

Oh yes, one final fact…

I respond to all comments unless they say Anonymous.

 May Your Glass Always Be Half Full
______________________

You may want to take a look-see at what my consorts have to say about Change:

Delirious, Maxi Maria/Gaelikaa, Maria SilverFox OCD writer, Padmum, Paul, Ramana, The Old Fossil, Will Knott.

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About Maxi

Hi … I'm Maxi, a retiree with an addiction. I have quit: raising kids, cleaning house, cooking, doing laundry—there is no end the list—everything is done on "have to." The addiction? Writing to my last breath. blessings ~ maxi
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