Once again I’ve been accused of speaking in the oracular voice, cocky & intolerant of differences just because I have so many readers. What I think they mean is that I don’t speak in the diffident voice as befits my social status. Most of my political life, & in fact in my family, I’ve been in a minority & am entirely accustomed, if not also uncomfortable, with it. A FB discussion is not really the place to resolve political differences, like on the death penalty, so if you belabor an issue we disagree about it’s likely that adrenalin will start pumping on both sides. That’s not my intolerance acting up again. It’s my impatience with running in circles. I am not the least bit cocky for having so many readers but am in fact immensely grateful.