Giuseppe Garibaldi, 19th century general, politician and nationalist, is lauded as one of the founders of modern Italy. The nation's towns and cities are full of statues, piazzas and streets commemorating him.
In the space of 8 months over 1859-60, Garibaldi had a child with one woman (a peasant), proposed unsuccessfully to a second (a baroness), fell in love with a third (a countess), and married a fourth (the teenage daughter of a marquess) whom he discarded soon after their wedding on discovering that she was pregnant with someone else's child. [quoted from 'The Pursuit of Italy' by David Gilmour.]
Come on, Barnaby, what are you waiting for? Glory beckons!
There aren't too many ways available for venting one's anger or frustration at some of the things happening in the world around us. One such escape valve is the good old Letter to the Editor, even if only a small proportion of them gets published. It is often well-nigh impossible to keep the discussion short enough for the newspapers. So rather that have them expire in some Editor's Trash bin, we'll preserve them for posterity here. Inevitably, though, some nuances will be lost for those unfamiliar with the background or the letter or article to which we are responding. But each is undoubtedly a miniature literary masterpiece, though you may find the themes become somewhat repetitive.