Dear Editor:

This morning, I took much more time than usual to read The SUN … specifically, the 8/30 edition.

What struck me most was how well-written the guest columns (my terminology) are. Not just well-written, but stylish and often quite witty … each in its own way. I include in that list Susan Neder’s “Nose to Nose,” Val Valentine’s piece on Lester Mullins, Liz Haynes’ gardening article and Betty Slade’s charming touch about grandparents, grandchildren and local high school football. And the other columns as well.

Each week, I read quite extensively (via the Internet) newspapers from Europe, Asia and the U.S. More and more, I am realizing that The SUN’s columns are often more intelligent, witty and stylish than most of the stuff I read in those international publications. Perhaps it’s because the writers and columnists in those publications take themselves way too seriously.

Just wanted to let you know that one of your readers considers what you’re doing with The SUN to be something well beyond just a quaint small-town weekly. 

John Duvall

This story was posted on September 13, 2012.