Parents get cranky about naptime schedule
At this point, I don't think you should even bother. Say a quick goodbye and move on.
Dear Amy: Because local, national and world news is so ... unsettling ... I've taken to reading your column, because I find islands of sanity there, as well as compassion, consciousness of human foibles and strengths and the (often unintended) humor that life sends our way.
Thank you for doing what you do.
-- A Fan
Dear Fan: Sing with me: "Islands of sanity. That is what we are..."
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