Never had the pleasure
Thursday, July 11, 2019
Regarding his letter to the Reflector on June 30, I don’t recall ever “having made [Milton Bland’s] acquaintance.” Perhaps Mr. Bland is simply too “bland” for one to remember. His comment that “ask[ed for] ... an unqualified favor ... Tinsley exudes a feeling of consternation” (whatever the that means) suggests that Mr. Bland might be one of my many former students who unsuccessfully sought to persuade me to raise the F he earned to a D or C he did not earn. The “prose” is familiar, but I’m just not certain.
As Mr. Bland also says, Vic Corey may well be “a graduate of the school of hard knocks.” If so, it is unfortunate that so many of those “knocks” were to Vic’s head. Finally, Bland’s praise for Corey’s “feeling of compassion” reminds me of the second President Bush’s politics of “compassionate conservatism” — though I must admit that in these days of “Don the Con,” I’d gladly settle for another Bush administration.
Tinsley E. Yarbrough