My friend, Susan Palwick, is an author, a lay minister, a volunteer chaplain, and (to my mind) a religious and social activist who lives what she preaches. She been posting recently about the WisCon she and her husband attended. One of her posts got 11 comments, among them one so filled with pain that Susan promised the commenter (anonymous-comment # 9) that she would respond with a post all on its own. She has done so and her response is wonderfully compassionate and absolutely worth reading, even if you haven't read the comment that generated it. Please go here to read "Dear Anonymous."