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June 7, 2013

NASH: Reaching a milestone

People who know me best understand that I am not the most organized person around. I am not completely unorganized but I could always use a little refining.  

A few weeks ago I had a little down time so I decided to do something I had been threatening to do for a long time. I compiled a list of all of these weekly columns that I had written. In trying to organize my writing a little better I realized that the column that was published last week was the 200th that I had written.

Four years have almost passed and I have written a column every week except one. Last year around election time I was offered a week off to make room for letters to the editor. I have submitted columns from four different states including my brother’s house in Las Vegas, a hotel room in Utah as I prepared for my son’s wedding and a picnic table in Hot Springs, Ark., as I relaxed on my honeymoon.

From the beginning my goal was not necessarily to change the world but maybe to make our little corner of it a little better. I hope that people have enjoyed reading whether or not they have agreed with my point of view or not. If everyone was on my side for everything I wrote, what would be the point. I really appreciate hearing from people that have a different point of view than mine.

One of the biggest complaints I get is when I complain about something someone did who is of the opposite political position as I am. Earlier this year I wrote about the attorney for the Floyd County Commissioners who was arrested for driving under the influence and I called for his replacement. A reader wrote: “I wish Mr. Nash would hold liberals to as high a standard as he does conservatives.”    That reader must not have read the column I wrote condemning a councilwoman and our mayor back in June of 2011 for the same offense.

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