Good writing changes (or at least challenges) perceptions, so participating and contributing to public discourse like this requires a certain level of provocation and risk to make it good. If a comment has really provoked you, (or if you have found this profile by looking me up), chances are we have similar interests with different viewpoints, and we have enough in common that you should get in touch!
Writing has been a life-long side pursuit of mine and HN scratches the itch with a polite fig leaf of pseudonymity without having to maintain a blog. If something I've written has given you a slightly new perspective on something, to me that's the greatest reward of all.
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