Hal keeps getting better

Letter from Paul Brown

Colorado Central – May 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine

Editors,

I’ve known Hal Walter for years as a very good athlete and a pretty good writer. As he ages, his athletic achievements are somewhat diminished but his writing skills have soared. I don’t know if it’s the maturity of fatherhood or the constant polishing of his trade, but he has somehow found an improved technique. His description of the tiny details of life gives him a style reminiscent of our more accomplished authors. I hope you’ll continue to give him that favored spot at the back of the magazine. Yours is the only magazine I receive that I begin at the back instead of the front.

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Now for some beefs

Letter from Paul Brown

Colorado Central – July 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine

Dear Ed and Martha,

Columnist Hal Walter’s spat with reader, Dennis Sprecher gives me an opportunity to weigh in on two beefs that occasionally irritate me when reading your fine magazine.

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Keeping motors of trails an excellent idea

Letter from Paul Brown

Motorized Recreation – September 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine

Editors:

I wholly concur with Hal Walter’s desire to keep motors off our National Forest trails. I have never understood how anyone could derive pleasure from screaming up a trail under a noxious cloud of gas and the roar of an engine. The riders don’t even look at the scenery.

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Enough with the hill-billy talk

Letter from Paul Brown

Dialect – September 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine

Enough with the dialect…

Dear Editor,

I wish you would quit encouraging what you must feel is the humorous “hick dialect” writing style of letter-writer Clay Warren (and why is he afraid to use his real name). As a descendant of true hillbillies, I find the style offensive and a reminder of disrespectful urban people’s attempts to make fun of and alienate rural residents and their culture.

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