the editorials and letters to the editors are good reading to me. I would like to add "hear,hear " to some letter such as Mark and Duane in the Sept 3,2012 issue. The ACS has no membership directory I am told, and I am hesitant to go to people search and find the probable no. and email address of the writers as it may be an invasion of privacy. I am concerned that technical information is lacking in our social/political sphere, so I am encouraged to see interaction such as with the letters. I wonder if this is a forum for more discussions.