Sorry I have not posted in quite a while. I think I might be winding down on my commitments for a while, but I still have the problem of being blocked out of CCC at work.
I printed #106 out last night at home, but did not get time until just now to work on it, so here goes, in order (the challenge words are the ones in bold):
Bill came in to telling me that he thought that he was a marsupial. What a strange delusion! It is no use trying to convince him otherwise, even though he possesses none of the corresponding characteristics of marsupials, such as a kangaroo or opposum, though I did try.
He came to us wanting us to publish his life story. As we do not practice yellow journalism, my mainpurpose in this meeting was to explain to him that in the grand scheme of things, no scientific evidence has been provided, nor likely to be found, to allow us to justly publish such a story.
Bill immediately became irate, accusing me and the entire media of being xenophobic.
Once I suggested that we could actually publish his story in one of our affiliated, non-journalistic publications (actually a sci-fi periodical, where it is known that not everything is factual), he recantedhis accusations, and even thanked me for listening and finding a way for him to express himself when no one else would.
Though the original idea may be spoiled, with enough imagination and empathy, a way can be found for anyone to express themselves in a manner consistent with their beliefs.