Another Country Heard From

Dear Ed,
I must admit I read the Letter from the Editors in the February issue of Colorado Central with mixed emotions. Initially I was sad that you and Martha wouldn’t be directly involved in the excellent publication. However, after I thought about it for awhile longer I felt glad for the two of you that you’ll be able to pursue the many things you had to let slide.

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Why can’t Colorado be as smart as New Mexico?

Letter from Peter Bulkeley

Transportation – October 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine

Editors:

Keith Baker’s letter in the September edition brought up a subject that has been sticking in my craw for a considerable time. What is the matter with the citizens of Colorado and their lack of support for rail transportation? New Mexico, a state with a substantially lower median annual income than Colorado and much smaller population, purchased the former Santa Fe Railroad right of way from Belen, south of Albuquerque, to Santa Fé and installed commuter rail (Rail Runner). The connection into Santa Fé, which required some track rerouting and bridges on a former spur, is scheduled to be put in service in mid-December. The rest is already in operation. There is also talk of purchasing the track the rest of the way to Raton Pass. Oh yes, this is the same state which kept up its financial support of the Cumbres & Toltec during hard times while Colorado didn’t.

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From the Apostrophe Posse

Letter from Peter Bulkeley

English Usage – March 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine

Editors:

I say “Amen” to Lynda’s criticisms of the grammar errors she pointed out in her review in the February issue. I sent you a letter last spring regarding some editing errors, especially misuse of apostrophes. For those individuals who think pointing out these errors is nit- picking, I say “Shame on you.” We all took high school English, which, if we’d spent half as much time learning as we did avoiding learning, would have made us proficient enough in our language usage that these errors would hardly ever appear.

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Asleep at the switch?

Letter from Peter Bulkeley

Colorado Central – May 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine

Dear Ed,

Were you asleep at the editing switch for the April issue? Does George Sibley know the difference between the possessive form of it and the contraction for it is? The last line of the first column on page 31 reads “And to it’s somewhat surprised dismay …” I’m pretty sure he meant its not it is.

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