Why, Maggie Cooper (Letters, 22 Jan) is it the mother who has responsibility for inculcating proper and decent values in her sons?
I should have thought the father has at least an equal if not a greater role to play in that regard.
Paul Cunningham, Frenchs Forest
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.