From time to time I get an email from a reader. I always reply to these letters (unless they’re clearly spam). Sometimes I remove the name and respond publicly–especially if they’ve left me no other means of reply and I think the letter is worth a response.
I’ve noticed that it can be a bit nerve-wracking to get a letter from somebody who says they’re thinking about suicide, I send a reply, and then never hear from them again. It’s the nature of blogs in general that you hear from a lot of one-off commenters, but given the topic of this one things are a bit different.
Anyway, I just thought I’d toss up a note for those who have followed this in the past, saying: I’m still here. I don’t post much any more, but I’m still here.