Posts Tagged ‘righteous indignation’

I made the letter’s page…

February 5, 2008

So that letter I refer to in my previous post? It made the paper after all on February 2nd. You will need to scroll down to the bottom of the page.

 And I found out my accident. One of my co-workers was transferring a call to me, and she asked me, out of the blue, if I had written a letter to the paper.

On one hand, it is great to be recognized. On the other one… I am curious as to whether there will be an aftermath.

Swearing-in and more righteous indignation

January 29, 2008

On Friday, I attended the swearing-in ceremony of Nebraska’s newest certified interpreter, Alex Perez. It was a joyous occasion, and I am not saying this just because all the of the certified interpreters (myself included) got a certificate honoring their contributions.

On Sunday, I was still giddy from the whole experience, when I read the Sunday edition of the Lincoln Journal-Star.  And more importantly, the letters to the editor. And my giddiness vaporized at reading one of that day’s letters from a reader who is appalled that legal forms are being translated into Spanish, Arabic, and Vietnamese (scroll down to the letter titled “Translations violate rules”).

But this time, I found a proper use to my righteous indignation. I wrote a heartfelt letter to the editor myself. On Monday, I got a call from somebody over at the S-J, who wanted to verify the spelling of my name.

Now, perhaps my rant was nothing but “sound and fury signifying nothing”. But I think I had a point. Let’s see if it sees the light of day.