June 2024


Thanks for stopping the kissing

Dear Principal Bell,

I just heard the fantastic news that a teacher at your school called the police after witnessing two 12 year olds kiss on the playground.

I think this is fantastic! Nothing like embarrassing two children by calling the cops. It’s unfortunate that the cops didn’t arrest the kids and toss them in […]

Auf Weidersehen, Weimar!

Dear Mayor Wolf and Fellow Citizens,

I’ve had a great six years living in Weimar, European Capital of Culture, 1999. The city is beautiful, the people friendly, and parks plentiful. Even as I move to Berlin, I will always have a place in my heart for Weimar. That said, I hope that Weimar finds […]

On asking permission

Every year I get 3 or 4 emails requesting permission to use my work in other publications. Usually it is a request to use my photos—and my photos have been used in a textbook, a history magazine, an academic book, and in fliers for events. Every once in awhile I get a request to republish […]

Found Letter: From a Soldier in Korea

A long time ago, back when I lived in Wyoming, I bought a used book and inside it found a letter from Lt. Mike A. Campbell written to Mr. Frank Campbell.

The letter was written back on July 24, 1977, (when I was 3 years old!) and mailed from an APO address, presumably Korea given […]

Bayh’s Response

Here is the response to my letter to Senator Bayh about S. 1023. I’m under the impression my letter was not read.

Dear Mr. TQE:

Thank you for contacting me regarding the fiscal condition of our country. I appreciate your thoughts and understand your concern on this important issue.

I am a longtime […]

S. 1023 is a bad idea.

Dear Senators Lugar and Bayh,

I am an American living in Weimar, Germany, and as my last residence was in Bloomington, Indiana, I am an Indiana voter.

As an American living in Germany I am acutely aware of how the United States is perceived by non-citizens. Actions by the US Congress that citizens resident in […]

To Bozeman, Montana: Don’t Stop!

Dear Mayor Jacobson and City Manager Kukulski:

I was disappointed to learn that you have stopped asking applicants for their usernames and passwords to email accounts and social networking sites on the Internet.

In this era where its hard to tell where leaks have sprung, this policy of requesting usernames and passwords is immensely useful […]

Actual eMail

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Monz,

I just read about your unenlightened policies regarding Jews staying at your hotel.

I’m gay, can I stay?

Adam Lederer

— Hotel Website: Haus Sonnenhof

(Non-) Response

Dear Mr. Lederer:

Thank you for your thoughtful comments. I appreciate your kind words of support regarding my service in the United States Senate. It is a tremendous honor to represent our state in the Senate, and I have greatly enjoyed this opportunity to serve.

I take my responsibilities as a Senator very seriously and […]

Covert Behavior

Today I received an alarming Action Alert from the American Family Association:

Dear Adam,

Planned Parenthood, the billion dollar corporate abortion provider, has taken immorality to a whole new level and is using your taxpayer dollars to spread its toxic propaganda.

A new Planned Parenthood promotional Web site (http://www.takecaredownthere.org/), which targets youth and is called […]