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by Dear Jon
August 9, 2001

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A Message from Dear Jon_Dear Jon- Because no actual letters were received, Dear Jon has no column today. Dear Jon does not apologize, because Dear Jon has warned all you that this is how it is going to be from now on.

Look again on Monday. Better yet, write to me. Then there WILL be a column on Monday. But I will not accept letters whining about columnists too "lazy" not to meet their deadlines or keep their features current. I am not the "lazy" one here. The lazy one is YOU!

I never pretended to be a pundit or a wonk, able to write just because I have brilliant thoughts in my head. THAT column is James Leroy Wilson's. I never pretended to be poetic, tossing out quirky impressionist pieces and letting them suprise you with their taste and texture like M&M's in the frosting of a cupcake. THAT writer is S.E. Shepherd.

I am an advice columnist. The nature of my column is dialogue. AND I CAN'T HAVE A DIALOGUE IF NO ONE IS TALKING TO ME! Don't blame me for not fitting in to your box. I know the way you think: "Gosh, today is Thursday. I wonder if Dear Jon is funny today. Not that I've ever written to him. I leave that to other people."

Well, today, not only am I not funny, I am also not writing a column. And it's your fault. So there.

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