Ms. Bryson, apparently blinded by the heat of her passion, failed to note even though she quoted it that I included myself in the category of people prone to treat those with whom I disagree with disrespect. That is why I appreciated so much the example set by Donna Cunningham, and hope to live up to it. I must apologize to Ms. Bryson for my need to use a qualifier like "apparently" when I make a statement about her state of mind, but I can't and won't claim to perch on a post from which I see all and know all with absolute clarity. I can only surmise from the evidence at hand. Stephen Brophy Cambridge, Mass.