I do see it as an excellent lesson for me, as none of this has anything to do with me, so it is up to me to minimize the impact. I struggle heartily with that.
Anyway, the good news is that I am published in the SF Chronicle today in Letters to the Editor. That always feels kind of fun to me. Here is my Letter.
Editor -- People in Marin County buy land with public-access rights and then want to close off those properties. In contrast, Travel Editor John Flinn writes of public-access rights in Britain where even the prime minister's country home has a footpath ambling by and crossing a driveway "beneath a row of beech trees planted by Winston Churchill." We fought against an English king. Now, the people of Britain stroll their land, while ours is more and more bound up by wannabe kings and queens.