I emailed Karin McQuillan several days ago asking if she wanted to reply to the comments made on our site about her blog item that appeared on American Thinker blog as well as elsewhere. I wanted to find out if she had ETed or had been medically separated from the Peace Corps or been terminated from service by the agency. She wrote back this note to me after Marian Beil, the publisher of our site, removed information, at Karin’s request, that listed her home address as it appeared, as public record, in two NPCA Directories. Note: Jcoyne
Karin’s email to me.
Thanks, John. There are so many really nasty people on the web, I am quite concerned about having references to my personal information. (Karin is right about ‘nasty people’ just look at the tweets from the White House.)
As for your questions about my experience in the Peace Corps. I was in Senegal for a year from ’71-’72. I am not writing novels anymore.
Thanks for the offer to post a blog on why PCVs and RPCVs should support Trump, but I am going to decline. I don’t write to try and convince people politically, but to offer heart and a voice to fellow conservatives who think as I do. My column obviously resonated. Before the comments sections was closed, before it went viral, I received 100’s of grateful comments from RPCV’s, missionaries and vets, which was very affirmative.
One of my ongoing themes in writing on politics is the demonization of opposing points of view.
Thanks again for removing my contact info.
All the best,
One of the key people involved with our site, Joanne Roll (Colombia 1963-65), did a search of the comments made about Karin’s article on the conservative blog, American Thinker, where Karin’s item about Senegal first appeared. Joanne wrote me this Sunday morning: