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Preaching to the choir

Dear Editor:

Thanks for your beautiful and heartfelt advice to our graduates, Rodge (“Aspen High class of 2012, where have you been?” Opinion, May 18, The Aspen Times)!

It’s almost like you are my parent, too. Are you gonna be delivering the valedictorian’s speech? Did the class of 2012 ask for any advice? On the golf course, advice given or asked for costs you strokes against your score. Be careful.

All of your general advice has probably already been covered by the actual parents of these young men and women. Those same kids will be proud to tell their new friends where they come from. They go off to school with pride of their own. You hope that your words will guide and carry these graduates into their next years, but they likely will just find the recycle bin, just like these ones of mine here.

“If you can’t tie a good knot, tie a lot of ’em!”

How’s that? I bet that one goes further than your latest effort. Keep trying, Roger, you are getting close to glory. Great advice, but keep it short, man. These kids are busy with stuff right now.

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Mark Campion

San Diego

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