I had to share this note that came to my mailbox via postcard today.
Dear Mr. Stephens,
Before I die (I'll be 80 soon) and while you are still the columnist for the Travel section of The Dispatch, I want to tell you how much I have enjoyed your articles for the past several years. As I recall, you were once a reporter with a "liberal bent," so we didn't always see eye to eye. So I was really pleasantly surprised when you started writing for Travel and your photos aren't bad either.