While I was delighted at the initial response of over 12,000 hits and 2,000 questions, I was totally blown away by the topics a great many wanted me to consider. The first concerned the issue of the necessity of using the atomic bomb in World War II (stemming from my having been a Marine in WWII perhaps) and the second related to their views on religion (perhaps stemming from my statement of being a church- going agnostic atheist)
I'll plan to say more about these topics the next few Wednesdays, and I hope some of you may want to put in your 2 cents wor4th below. But I also invite you to go to Reddit's
However, I want to share one thought about the nature of the responses. This too I thought was most surprising
So many of the responders seemed in disbelief – that an aged person would be so honest, so direct, so forthright in responding – coupled with a desire for more intergenerational contact.