Imagine my surprise when I actually got a response, and a quick one at that! Not something you see from very successful people very often (we're talking someone with over 20 years in journalism, H.L. Mencken award for 'attacking ignorance and stupidity with vividness and originality.', and director of the School of Written Expression at the Buckley School of Public Speaking and Persuasion, as well as a member of USA TODAY's Board of Contributors). Needless to say, that was a really good feeling, and made my opinion of her (already a good one) even better.
Every now and then, someone out there does something that really raises my view of at least a small part of humanity. Besides, she thought the quote in my my e-mail signature was cool: "Not only did I disturb your precious angels, but I shredded their silken wings and drank their heavenly ichor." -- R.J.M. Lofficier