“Good to hear from you. And glad to hear about what you are doing, what has to be done if there is to be any hope for this sad species of ours. I hope Galicia, Spain was a good experience. And maybe, maybe, the coming year will bring something good.”
—Noam Chomsky (in response to my e-mail re: my blog)
“Your essay pretty much says it all. Maybe you can get it published somewhere though you might have to shorten it a bit. All the best.”
—Michael Parenti (in response to my essay “Reasons Why A Young Person Should Not Join the Military” revised & now titled “The Politics of Patriotism”)
“Thanks for getting in touch and sending me your letter to your son about the military from a father, and your words (and great photos) are heartfelt and on point. Your son is a fortunate person! In fact, I think I’ll give the link, if it’s ok, to some of (my) students in my BC (Boston College) course called Peace or War. I think it will interest them! And thanks for listening to my talk with Adam (Klugman). Portland is fortunate to have such a courageous program and great host!”
“Your tribute to Noam Chomsky is sensational! And what a great response from the man (Noam Chomsky)! You earned it!
—Jeri DeLoss, “On the Subject of My Writing” June 25, 2013
“‘Rob DeLoss (by way of Noam Chomsky <firstname.lastname@example.org>)'” <email@example.com>
I’ve read this over and over. No need to say how much I appreciate the kind words, or the memories of my departed and ever-mourned Carol, or Bertrand Russell’s unforgettable thoughts, or your thoughts on the world and its travails and its promise.
And I share your hope that someday we’ll be able to share a beer or two – or maybe a pint, if we can find a decent Irish pub.