Letter to the Editor

Smoky summer

San SimeonJuly 3, 2013 

When did summer become a predominant paean to smoke?

The Tribune in its June 26 edition (“Calling All Campers”) believes “a crackling campfire” (as essential as fireworks ... and barbecues) is the heart and soul of summer; when, in fact, it’s the heart of darkness — a tradition rife with ignorance, an insult to health, a danger to children, a pathway to cancer, a direct cause of heart failure, etc., etc.

Did Mark Twain depict Tom Sawyer’s summers in such a passive manner: sitting around inhaling various types of smoke?

Please, resurrect a real summer.

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