Two For Dan

It would mean a lot to me if you would print this. It’s my way of saying thank-you to Dan Holohan.

I would like everyone to remember kinder times in life not so long ago when people helped each other. I’m sure we all remember what that looked like since it wasn’t that long ago.

All of us fall on hard times at least once in our lives. And as it happens, I have hit some hard times. You see, I’m a plumber and also I’m in prison. And when you’re in prison, it gives you endless hours to rethink your life and what I could do better when I’m released.

One lonely night, I was reading an old PM and at the end of Dan Holohan’s column was his address. I took a chance and wrote him. I told him I was a plumber in prison and that it was next to impossible to get any books on heating.

A few days later, I got a box full of Dan’s books. What a surprise. It was like Christmas for me. I couldn’t believe that Dan himself went out of his way to send these wonderful things to a guy he’d never met.

It just shows you that there are good people left in this world, and I’m proud to say that Dan Holohan is one of them.

P.S. If you run this letter, please leave my prison address in. I would enjoy any letter from your readers.

P.P.S. I’m not in prison for anything crazy, just DWI, but the judge hammered me.
Kevin Bathjer GD4641
SCI Forest
PO Box 945
Marienville, PA 16239

I don’t usually write letters to the editor, but the humorless criticisms of Dan Holohan’s July column in the letters section in November moved me to support Mr. Holohan. Perhaps the fact that I spent more than 40 years in the construction business in and around the electrical trade, and now work in electrical and mechanical engineering, gives me a different perspective.

I found the column in question to be funny. Humor is by its nature a broad subject. Those who limit their understanding of that fact are doomed to live at least a partially humorless life.
Dan Fast
Norfast Consulting Group
21-37 23rd Street
Astoria, N.Y.

A Fix Of 'The Fix'

The “Fix” diagram of the November 2007 The Glitch & The Fix featured improper piping. The correct image and operating modes as explained by John Siegenthaler can be found online We apologize for any confusion.

Correction: Michigan, Not Minnesota

We incorrectly identified Stephanie Suzor in our November letters section as hailing from Twin Lakes, Minnesota - she is actually from Twin Lake, Michigan.